News feed: Seniors Week

Seniors Week –  International Exploration


COTA Queensland Seniors Week Coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson will be utilising a personal trip to explore Seniors Week events and activities in Alberta Canada next week.

Over the years Lisa has shared her knowledge of coordinating Seniors Week and increasing social participation with groups throughout Queensland and with the organising committee of the first Seniors Week in Orange County California.

Lisa has welcomed the opportunity to attend the Provincial Launch of Seniors Week, held in Calgary on 5 June.

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Face of Ageing

Join us in challenging the stereotypes of ageing and celebrating diversity.

We have all heard the phrase “a picture tells the story of a thousand words“.   Well, your face tells the story of your life.

Whether the lines on your face are the result of “I laughed a lot” or “I thought deeply” let your story shine through!

It’s easy to be part of the Face of Ageing. Simply take a selfie or … Read the rest



The Bridge to Close

Over the final weekend of Seniors Week, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of August, the Story Bridge will flash purple. What a fitting way to close the week after all, we have been asking you to flash a smile, take an elfie, and then to share your story.

If you’re in the area please feel free take some snaps and share them on the Queensland Seniors Week Facebook page.

We formally thank Brisbane City Council for their support.

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Brisbane’s Biggest Elfie


To celebrate the launch of Seniors Week 2016 and to highlight the diverse face of ageing seniors are being urged to gather in:

King George Square
Monday 15 August 2016

Brisbane City Hall will be lit in purple.

But forget the purple rinse set. Forget those ‘pastel people’ frolicking on the beach in retirement. Older people are amongst the most diverse in today’s society and they say “a picture is worth a thousand words“.

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Recipients Announced

Seniors Week, to be held this year from 13 -21 August, is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to come together to celebrate the valuable contributions older people make to our communities.

Requests for subsidies this year were significantly greater than the funds available and   regrettably we have not able to provide subsidies to every applicant.

Businesses and corporations are encouraged to get involved by assisting and supporting events in their area.

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Let’s Come Together Queensland

This year’s Seniors Week continues the theme It’s on for young & old to further develop intergenerational connections within your community.

‘Seniors Week is a time for all Queenslanders to acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contributions seniors make in their communities. Whether as volunteers or in the workforce, seniors utilize their experiences and knowledge as carers, grandparents and community leaders. ‘ COTA Queensland Mark Tucker-Evans said.

“For some living in rural and remote communities, Seniors Week is the one time … Read the rest



Casting Now

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How great would it feel to know you’ve helped multiple generations to come together, celebrate our seniors and strengthen feelings of connection and appreciation?

Then apply now to be a new face of our new 2016 Seniors Week Campaign!

Last time the theme was “It’s on for young and old!”  and the ages represented were 14, 28, 75 and 96!

This year, we’re continuing the theme but upping the celebration factor and we’re again searching for 4 people aged between … Read the rest



Now Open – Queensland Seniors Week Subsidies

We’re so excited to announce Queensland Seniors Week will be ‘On for Young and Old’. 

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said seniors enrich our communities with their wide range of knowledge and experience, and Seniors Week is the perfect opportunity to show them our appreciation.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to establishing an age-friendly Queensland, where people of all ages can take part in local activities and enjoy quality of life, which is exactly what Seniors Week is all about,”Said Mrs

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2016 Subsidies Opening Soon

Seniors Week 2016 – Let’s come together Queensland

Starting on Saturday 13 August Seniors Week 2016 will run through to Sunday 21 August – 9 days of celebrations.

Last year 737 events were held from the Northern Peninsula Region to Mount Isa, Cairns to the Granite Belt and Gold Coast.

Seniors Week provides the opportunity to unite all Queenslanders to celebrate the valuable contributions seniors make in their communities. Whether as volunteers or in the workforce seniors utilise their experience … Read the rest



Livingstone Shire Council – Making Connections

This year, during Seniors Week we are asking you to take the time to make a connection with the elders in your community by listening to someone else’s story or sharing your own.

Livingstone Shire Council has connected with six of their residents to share their stories in this delightful video.

To get involved or to share your story contact Lisa Hodgkinson, Seniors Week Coordinator on (07) 3316 2908 or email

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