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Seniors Week

About Seniors Week

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. In 2016, Seniors Week will be celebrated from 13–21 August.

To build on the success of the past two years, the theme for this year will be ‘It’s on for young and old’.

Seniors Week aims to:

  • improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing
  • facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships.

Seniors Week is coordinated by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, which receives Queensland Government funding to collaboratively plan, run and provide subsidies of $100,000 in total to organisations across Queensland for Seniors Week events and activities.

This initiative aligns with Queensland Government's vision to build an age-friendly community.

To find out more about running a Seniors Week activity or event email seniorsweek@cotaqld.org.au, visit www.cotaqld.org.au or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.

 

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