Information about the department’s role in enhancing the wellbeing, participation and safety of seniors.
Find out about support and services for older Queenslanders, including information about retirement, concessions, home support, health, transport, recreation and more.
The government coordinates and funds a range of initiatives to promote the wellbeing, participation and safety of older Queenslanders.
Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people.
Grandparents Day is a chance for everyone to thank grandparents for their love and support.
Find out how to get advice and support if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse.
Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise older people for their valuable contributions to our communities. Queenslanders are encouraged to support local events being held across the state to celebrate Seniors Week, from 16–24 August 2014.
Common forms of elder abuse include emotional, financial and physical abuse, and neglect. If you are concerned someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, make the call to the Elder Abuse Helpline for confidential advice.
If you know a senior who is still actively engaged in volunteer activities in your community, nominate them to receive the Senior Volunteer Award through the Order of Australia Association. Nominations close 29 August 2014.
Animal Welfare League Australia is offering 10 small grants totalling $10,000 to assist aged care facilities and residents make suitable arrangements to allow their pets to live with them. Applications close 5 September 2014.
The Queensland Government provides a range of information and services for seniors. Find out more about retirement, staying connected, concessions, safety and protection, grandparenting, as well as how to get a Seniors Card.