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Increasing the visibility and social connectedness of seniors in Queensland communities

Too often we hear that people feel invisible as they get older, and we want to change that – one building, bridge, or sign at a time.

More than 875,600 people who are aged 65 and older call Queensland home. With this number predicted to double by 2050, there has never been a more important time to raise the visibility and voices of people as we age in Queensland.

We thank the many councils and businesses who are showing their support by lighting up Queensland purple and pink in support of Queensland Seniors Month and orange and yellow for National Grandparents Day.

You can show your support by:

  • connecting to your community by participating in events and activities.
  • wearing purple.
  • posting an image of yourself wearing to Facebook and tagging @qldseniorsmonth into your post
  • provide your feedback and experiences with your local council.

Brisbane

Venue Seniors Month Grandparents Day
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane Oct-05 Oct-29
Suncorp Stadium Oct-01 Oct-29
111 George Street, Brisbane Oct-05
Kurilpa Bridge Oct-30 Oct-29
Brisbane City Hall Oct-07 Oct-29
King George Square Oct-07 Oct-29
Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane Oct-07 Oct-29
Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead Oct-05 Oct-29
Reddacliffe Place sculptures, Brisbane Oct-05 Oct-29
Victoria Bridge Abutment (located at the end of South Bank Cultural Forecourt) Oct-05 Oct-29
Story Bridge Oct-05 Oct-29
Tropical Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Oct-05 Oct-29
Wickham Terrace car park, Architectural Wall Oct-05 Oct-29
Parliament House, Brisbane Oct 1-4 Oct-29
Brisbane sign, South Bank Cultural Forecourt Oct 1-7 Oct-29
South Bank Arbour, South Bank Parklands Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Waterwalls, Roma Street Parkland Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Treasury Brisbane Oct 1-6 Oct-29

Regional Queensland

Venue Seniors Month Grandparents Day
Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, Gold Coast Oct 1-7 Oct-29
1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich (new) Oct-05 Oct-29
Warwick Town Hall Clock Tower, Stanthorpe Oct 1-7 Oct-29
SDRC Stanthorpe Administration Centre (new) Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Weeroona Park,  Stanthorpe (new) Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building, Mackay Oct 2- 4 Oct 27 – 29
Bundaberg Regional Council Fig Tree Lights (new) Oct 2- 4 Oct 27 – 29
Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville Oct-05 Oct-29
Central Park Boardwalk, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29
George Roberts Bridge, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Little Fletcher Bridge, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Victoria Bridge, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Wharton Reef Lighthouse, Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Old Magistrates Court House, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Townsville sign Oct 1-7 Oct-29
Flinders Square, Townsville Oct 1-7 Oct-29