Community organisations and local councils can shortly apply for a subsidy of up to $1000 to host events and activities across the state during Queensland Seniors Week.
With the funding opening on 1 March, Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke is encouraging eligible organisations to get on board and apply for a subsidy.
“Seniors Week is about acknowledging and showing our respect to all our wonderful older Queenslanders who live in our state.”
“It’s also a great way to bring generations together to share their experiences and knowledge which aligns perfectly with this year’s theme ‘Celebrating a Queensland for ALL Ages’.”
Seniors Week would be celebrated from 18 to 26 August.
Last year close to 16,000 Queenslanders attended 723 registered events including morning teas, bush dances, picnics, luncheons and arts workshops to celebrate the iconic week.
Week facilitators, COTA say they want all Quenslanders to embrace the week this year.
Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans says Seniors Week provides the opportunity for Queenslanders to explore programs and services available for seniors.
“Seniors Week helps to build and maintain strong communities through connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in the many events and activities held during the nine days, too many to fit into just one week.”
Applications for subsidies close 31 March 2018.To find out more about Queensland Seniors Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.qldseniorsweek.org.au, or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.
To find out about support and services for seniors, visit: www.qld.gov.au/seniors