Sam Mortimer, QCOSS

Queensland Seniors Week, 17 to 25 August 2019, is an annual celebration encouraging people to connect with the older members of their community.

With more than 1.5 million Queenslanders over the age of 50 years, Queensland Seniors Week will challenge the stereotypes of ageing across more than 800 age-friendly events.

The week provides opportunities to promote positive attitudes towards older people and ageing, and aims to assist in reducing social isolation. It also aims to enhance community connection and build intergenerational relationships by facilitating community participation - including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

'Come and try' days, dances, expos, morning and afternoon teas, excursions, balls, lunches, concerts and displays make up just a small portion of the events which will be held in suburbs across the state - and Queenslanders are encouraged to get involved as much as possible.

Coordinated by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland and funded the Queensland Government, Queensland Seniors Week is an opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services.

Events and activities will connect people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities.

COTA is 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.

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

To find out about events happening near you or to register your Queensland Seniors Week event click here.

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