Applications open soon for Seniors Week event funds

STARTING on Saturday, August 13, Seniors Week 2016 will run through to Sunday, August 21 - nine days of celebrations.

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

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 use their experience and knowledge as community leaders, carers, grandparents and advocates.

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of many groups and countless volunteers across the state, Seniors Week is now a major event each year.

For some living in rural and remote areas, Seniors Week is the one time of year they get to catch up with current and long-lost friends.

For others, Seniors Week is a way to assist in combating social isolation through the discovery of programs and activities, creating new friendships and remaining an active member of society.

To continue the momentum of previous years we encourage you wherever you are in the state to support your local community organisation to plan and host a Seniors Week event this year.

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland co-ordinates Seniors Week and receives State Government funding to collaboratively plan and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.

The Government has provided $100,000 to subsidise events and activities held during Seniors Week 2016. Applications open February 1, 2016, for community organisations and local councils to apply for a maximum of $1000. Get in quick as applications close March 31, 2016.

For more information about Seniors Week call COTA Queensland on (07) 3316 2999, email seniorsweek@cotaqld.org.au or visit http://www.cotaqld.org.au.


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