Here’s how you can get involved
From 18-26 August, people across the State will be celebrating Queensland Seniors Week – a week designed to build strong communities by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds.
Though some people believe Seniors Week is not targeted at them because of their age or background, there is more to know.
Here’s everything you need to know, including how you can get involved.
What is Queensland Seniors Week?
Queensland Seniors Week provides an opportunity for people across the State, regardless of their background or age, to join together and celebrate the contributions older people make to society.
According to Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, the week aims to:
- Enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships
- Improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing
- Facilitate community participation and activity by older people.
In preparation for the week, COTA has received Queensland Government funding to collaboratively plan, run and provide subsidies to organisations across the State who hold events and activities.
How can you get involved in Queensland Seniors Week?
To date, COTA has registered more than 800 events in their calendar to celebrate Queensland Seniors Week.
Examples of events you can attend include:
- Zumba workshops
- Cooking classes
- Art exhibitions
- Information expos.
These events are both paid and free and are taking place across Queensland. For more information on what is happening in your area, take a look at qldseniorsweek.org.au
If you are interested in hosting your own event or activity, it’s not too late! You can register any event at qldseniorsweek.org.au and have it added to the growing Queensland Seniors Week list of activities.