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 2 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.
Applications for subsidies up to $1,000 are open from 1 February 2016 until 31 March 2016.
This initiative aligns with our vision to build an age-friendly community.