Local community groups given helping hand for Seniors Week

Queensland Seniors Week celebrations will be in full swing this August with 2 local organisations set to share in $100,000 for events and activities to be held during the week.


Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said Queensland Seniors Week, to be held 19-27 August 2017, would bring local residents of all ages together to celebrate the valuable contributions of older people.


The Burnie Brae Centre at Chermside will receive $1000 to host their ‘Living with Technology’ morning tea which will include interactive displays that encourage the use of technology in everyday life.


Mercy Community Services at Nudgee will also receive $1000 to host a ‘Wellness and Inspiration Open Day’ for seniors which will include exercise and wellness classes, balance and stability tests, and other presentations that promote an active and healthy lifestyle.


The theme for Seniors Week this year is ‘A Queensland for ALL Ages’.


Seniors Week is coordinated by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland which receives Queensland Government funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.


COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans said COTA produces an easy to use online Seniors Week calendar of events and is pleased to support organisations with resources to further develop intergenerational connections within communities.


For more information on Queensland Seniors Week or to register or view a Queensland Seniors Week event, visit: www.qldseniorsweek.com.au or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.


For more information about support and services for older Queenslanders visit http://www.qld.gov.au/seniors/

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