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Connecting with one and other has never been more important. Queensland Seniors Month, to be held October 2021, will provide opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and abilities to connect through inclusive events and activities.

Aligning to the aims of the  program, Seniors Month provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections.

This aligns with the Queensland Government’s and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.

We are still in the midst of planning and we appreciate your patience. Please check back often for news and updates.

COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government.

Both COTA Queensland and the State Government value the contribution older people have made – whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents, or advocates.

 

 

 




How it all started


COTA Queensland initiated the first Queensland Seniors Week in 1960. Back then it was called Old People’s Week and COTA was known as the Old People’s Welfare Council. Language has changed over the years, but the purpose of the celebration hasn’t. Over the years Seniors Week has grown significantly into a major annual celebration.

Who is COTA Queensland?


COTA Queensland, a member of the COTA Federation is a for purpose registered charity committed to advancing the rights, needs, interests and futures of people as we age.

Our vision is that ageing in Queensland is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence.

We recognise the impact of systemic inequalities, disadvantage and discrimination on some Queenslanders as we age and are committed to speaking out on these issues to achieve our vision.

We work with older people, community organisations, service providers, peak agencies, researchers, Governments at all levels, and the COTAs around Australia to inform, advocate, and influence.

We advocate through membership of advisory committees, public statements, submissions, and support programs from other organisations that align with our objectives.

To find out more about COTA Queensland, click here.

 

Contact us today to find out more about Seniors Month.