Seniors Week 2017: 'Bringing Queenslanders together'
WELCOME to our annual Seniors Week feature.
The COTA theme "Bringing all Queenslanders together" is also a theme that rates highly on our publication's agenda.
Australia joins with the rest of world as the baby boomer generation becomes the largest demographic on the planet.
A UN report notes that between 2015 and 2030, the number of people in the world aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56%, from 901 million to 1.4 billion. The latest Australian Census figures reveal there are 84,000 more people aged 85 and over than in the 2011 census.
As editor, I endeavour to bring you stories that examine and support us through these changes and ultimately provide us with stories to share with other younger generations.
It is hoped that our many inspirational profiles and stories both challenge and entertain you, while breaking up traditional or negative stereotypes about ageing.
"Bringing all Queenslanders together" is an uplifting theme for Seniors Week - perhaps it's a hint to break bread with your neighbours from 1 to 100.
May this bumper edition inform and support your Seniors Week choices.