- General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
2014 Queensland Senior Volunteer Award – nominations now open
If you know someone who is over 60 and actively engaged in volunteering in your community, nominate them for the Senior Volunteer Award through the Order of Australia Association. Nominations close 29 August 2014.
Pets in Aged Care Grants Program – now available
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.
Elder abuse—anyone can make the call
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.
2013–14 Business Discount Directory now available
The 2013–14 Business Discount Directory for Seniors and Carers is out now. Pick up a copy from your local library, government office or seniors or carers organisation. Search online to find your nearest directory pick-up point.
Council rates subsidy—apply now
Eligible pensioners can receive a subsidy of 20 per cent (up to a maximum amount of $200 each year) of the gross rates and charges levied by local councils.
Reduce your risk of falling
Information and tips to help reduce your risk of falling.
Apply for a Seniors Card. Find out how to use your card to get discounts, government concessions and access to goods and services.
Becoming a grandparent
Tips for grandparents, including how you can support your children if they are new parents, strong relationship building and parenting information.
Guide to retiring
Learn about retirement by planning for your future lifestyle, not just your finances. The guide provides checklists and information to help you make informed decisions.