Be a part of a community conversation to improve the lives of older Queenslanders
Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well. Simply, when we create communities with older people at the centre, we create liveable communities for everyone.
No one knows their community better than the folk who live it in and too often we have heard that people feel invisible … Read the rest
posted on 17th May 2019
Applications are now open for innovative age-friendly community projects that will enable people of all ages to actively participate in community life.
Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.
Over three years from 2017–18, $1 million per year is available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships with local government and other organisations to co-develop, … Read the rest
posted on 3rd May 2019
We are working with the Department of Communities,Disability Services and Seniors and The Ageing Revolution to facilitate a series of age-friendly workshops throughout Queensland aimed at local government, community organisations and businesses.
At these workshops participants will:
- develop a shared understanding of age-friendly cities and communities
- learn about age-friendly Queensland and related grants rounds
- hear practical success stories from our previous grants rounds
- learn about the Departments five step plan to make more age-friendly communities.
Who should attend:
Local councillors, … Read the rest
posted on 3rd May 2019
The Hon Ken Wyatt, AM, MP, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, has launched action plans developed under the Aged Care Diversity Framework.
The Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group developed the action plans to guide the aged care sector to deliver respectful, inclusive and culturally safe care for:
- Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people
- Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, and Intersex elders
In addition there is a shared … Read the rest
posted on 11th Mar 2019
The University of Queensland is surveying older Queenslanders’ travel behaviours and their use of new and transport-related technologies.
The objective of this research is to better understand the travel behaviour of Queenslanders over 65, including the relationship between older Queenslanders’ travel behaviour and their use of new technologies. The first portion of the survey will investigate how often participants travel to different types of activities, their preferred transport modes, and how they perceive alternatives to driving in private vehicles. The … Read the rest
posted on 8th Nov 2018
Let’s all contribute to making Queensland an Age-friendly State!
In 2016 and estimated 712, 372 Queenslanders were aged 65 and over – this represents 14.7% of Queensland’s total population. By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders will be aged 65 and over.
COTA Queensland has been advocating for an Age-friendly Queensland since the World Health Organisation initiated the concept in 2005.
What does it mean to have an Age-friendly community?
An Age-friendly community is where older people are … Read the rest
posted on 8th Feb 2017
Ergon Energy will be providing a total of $50,000 in funding for not-for-profit community groups and organisations for projects designed to empower groups in your local community to create change for the better.
Eligible projects should provide some kind of lasting community benefit such as those that reduce energy consumption, or upgrades to equipment and facilities. They may include educating kids about sustainable gardening, provide emergency equipment, encourage people to change the way they use energy, or promote renewable energy … Read the rest
posted on 5th Sep 2016