More than 100 seniors groups and organisations from across Queensland will share in $100,000 from the Palaszczuk Government for a range of events and activities to celebrate Seniors Week 2018 from 18 to 26 August.

Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke yesterday (28 May) announced the recipients of the subsidies, congratulating them on stepping up to help celebrate a Queensland for all ages during this important week.

“Seniors Week is one of the most prominent activities in Queensland’s calendar for older Queenslanders, celebrating our age-friendly communities and building stronger intergenerational relationships,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“The successful recipients of these subsidies, including community organisations and local councils, will host a series of diverse events and activities right across Queensland for Seniors Week.

“This year, Seniors Week will again embrace the theme ‘Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages’, which reinforces our commitment to create an age-friendly Queensland.”

Seniors Week is coordinated by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland which receives funding from the Palaszczuk Government to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.

Council on the Ageing Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans said hundreds of event organisers would facilitate more than 700 events and activities across Queensland during Seniors Week.

“These events and activities provide opportunities for people to learn and share in new experiences, celebrate with family and friends and discover services which provide support to reduce social isolation for seniors throughout the state,” Mr Tucker-Evans said.

“COTA provides an easy to use online calendar of Seniors Week events and is pleased to support all organisations arranging activities to further develop intergenerational connections within communities.”

To find out more about Seniors Week, register a Seniors Week event or view the online events calendar visit www.cotaqld.org.au or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.

For more information about support and services for older Queenslanders visit https://www.qld.gov.au/seniors

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