News tagged with Seniors Week

Creating Age-friendly CommunitiesAugust 21 -

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Creating Age-friendly Communities – Monday 21 August 2017

COTA Queensland’s Annual Policy Forum, timed to coincide with the official opening of Seniors Week 2017, will focus on Creating Age-friendly Communities.

Keynote speaker is John Byrne, Change Agent and Specialist Adviser in Urban Design, Planning, Policy and Housing.

John will be joined by Dr Kathleen Brasher an inaugural member, World Health Organization Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Strategic Advisory Group, who was an invited expert on the Tasmanian Government’s Age Friendly Communities Project and is currently Principal Project Leader, … Read the rest

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Turning 60

COTA Queensland will celebrate the 60th anniversary of our formation on Monday 21 August 2017.

In preparation for the event I came across a Huffpost  – 6 Things you should do differently after turning 60. One of the things that resonated with me was that the author welcomed the milestone rather than dreading it. She embraced turning 60 and instead of slowing down she is finding new ways to jolt her body, mind and spirit into action so that … Read the rest

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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

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Vision for Brighton

Brighton Health Campus is a significant community of care poised to evolve enhance and expand services to deliver excellence in all aspects.

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans  is Chairing the Brighton Programme Coordination Committee to coordinate multiple workstreams to implement the Vision for Brighton:

  • To create a community place that encourages inclusion and participation across all aspects of community life in a safe and secure manner.
  • To continue developing a place that also offers responsive and innovative care and
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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
5:30pm 

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.

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