For the first time the month of October is Seniors Month and with the way of the world it is more important than ever to connect with people.

The theme for the month is Social Connections and during the month people of all ages, cultures, and abilities will connect through inclusive events and activities, celebrating the important and essential roles older people play in the community.

The first Queensland Seniors Week was held in 1960. Back then it was called Old People’s Week and the Council on the Ageing (COTA) was known as the Old People’s Welfare Council. Over the years Seniors Week has grown significantly into a major annual celebration.

Seniors Month aims to:

  • improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing.
  • facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships.

This aligns with the Queensland Government’s and COTA Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.

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