Author: 
Lisa Hodgkinson, COTA Queensland
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Coordinated by the senior’s peak organisation Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland on behalf of the Queensland Government, Queensland Seniors Week is an opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities.

This year we are celebrating a Queensland for ALL ages from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 August 2017.   Events will be held throughout the state ranging from BBQ’s, open days, expos, dances, films, walks, exercise classes, Tech Savvy Seniors sessions, arts shows, demonstrations and so much more.

It’s a time to learn and share new experiences or to discover services and support to assist in reducing social isolation. Over the years we have heard stories of people who had experienced isolation yet by attending events and activities it was reported that afterwards they felt informed, connected and empowered.

Seniors Week provides a wonderful opportunity to connect communities through a wide range of activities and we encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved.

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 intergenerational relationships.

We are inviting everyone to get out into their communities, discover the wide range of events and activities or host an informal get together with friends and neighbours. So let’s come together Queensland!

For more information visit the Queensland Seniors Week website or phone 1300 738 348.

This program supports the building of an Age-friendly Queensland. 

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