Queensland Seniors to be celebrated all month long.
Connecting with one and other has never been more important. For the first time we are celebrating Seniors Month, 1- 31 October, with the theme Social Connections. During the month people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities, celebrating the important and essential roles older people play in our communities. In short it’s going to be a connect fest!
Beginning on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons the month will end on National Grandparents Day, 31 October.
The Senior Month program has five objectives and they are:
1. Connect older Queenslanders to inclusive events and activities by producing culturally inclusive, intergenerational or lifestyle events/activities for older Queenslanders in their communities.
2. Create opportunities for older Queenslanders to continue to participate in activities beyond Queensland Seniors Month.
3. Challenge ageist attitudes and reframe the conversation around ageing.
4. Enable older Queenslanders to live active and healthy lives with improved physical and mental wellbeing.
5. Enhance opportunities for older Queenslanders to continue to learn through community education, lifelong learning, and digital literacy.
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, and subscribe to our e-newsletter on the home page.
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
Who is COTA Queensland?
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.