$800k funding for Sunshine Coast senior support groups
THE Sunshine 60 and Better Group is to receive $709,941 from the Palaszczuk Government and the Caloundra Community Centre's Live Life Program $93,258. Both grants are to assist the two Sunshine Coast groups' Preventing Social Isolations Services and will be delivered over the next three years.
Seniors Minister Coralee O'Rourke said 47 organisations across Queensland would share more than $18 million to help older Queenslanders access services to keep them safe, supported and connected to the community.
"These services provide essential support, enabling older people to access information and advice and form ongoing friendships and support networks.
"We're already seeing some participants improving their health and fitness through exercise while others are learning to connect using new technology and social media.
"This funding will ensure Queensland seniors can continue to get out and about and enjoy more quality of life, making them less susceptible to social isolation and elder abuse."
Sunshine 60 and Better Group's healthy ageing program looks after the needs of older people from Caloundra to Cooloola and Noosa. Caloundra Community Centre's Live Life Program is an older people's action program and includes Meals on Wheels.