Aim of Seniors Week is to unite different generations

QUEENSLAND Seniors Week is a great opportunity to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, inter-generational relationships and to enhance community connections, according to Council on the Ageing Queensland chief executive Mark Tucker-Evans.

"Our aim is to unite different generations to develop socially inclusive communities in which older people are able to continue to make valuable contributions in their families, neighbourhoods and communities."

Held from August 15-23, Seniors Week provides an opportunity to bring together all Queenslanders, through events and activities within their communities while addressing social isolation concerns.

"With events from Goondiwindi, to the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland, there is something for everyone as it is a cross cultural, intergenerational, on for young and old, week of fun and informative events," Mr Tucker-Evans said.

COTA Queensland co-ordinates Seniors Week and receives Queensland Government funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.

"We encourage everyone to get involved.

"You don't have to be old to attend and you do not have to be young to have fun."

This year, COTA Queensland is asking people to take the time to make a connection by listening to someone's story or by sharing your own.

"Seniors Week provides the opportunity for discovery of programs and services available to establish new and maintain existing relations," Mr Tucker-Evans said.

Visit www.qldseniorsweek.org.au or phone 1300738348 for an event near you.


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