Celebrating Queensland Seniors
August 2020

Since first initiated in 1960 by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, Queensland Seniors Week has grown substantially.  So much so we are celebrating Queensland seniors all month-long this August!

During the state’s premier event for older Queenslanders, people of all ages and backgrounds will join together in celebration of the achievements and contributions seniors have made and make in our communities. Whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents or advocates.

Seniors Month provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s and COTA Queensland’s vision of building an Age-friendly Queensland.

Applications are open now for community groups, local councils and libraries can apply for up to $1,000, sharing in $100,000 of Queensland Government funding to support events and activities held during the month.  We invite you to apply and share this information throughout your network.  Get in quick as applications close Sunday 15 March 2020.

For more about Seniors Month and to download the subsidy guidelines visit www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au

To apply for a subsidy visit www.qldseniorsmonth.smartygrants.com.au

COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Month on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Month events and activities.

To find out more about COTA Queensland visit www.cotaqld.org.au.