COTA Queensland is pleased to be again working with the Queensland Government to plan and coordinate this annual celebration of the contribution that older Queenslanders continue to make to our state.

Beginning on Friday 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons Queensland’s Seniors Month will end on National Grandparents Day, 31 October.

Connecting with one another has never been more important and this year’s theme is Social Connections.

Seniors Month 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.

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

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 and we take this opportunity to invite you to join in the celebrations.

Mark Tucker-Evans
Chief Executive
COTA Queensland