Connecting with one and other has never been more important. For the first time we are celebrating Seniors Month, 1- 31 October, with the theme Social Connections.
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 our communities. In short it’s going to be a connect fest!
Beginning on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons the month will end on National Grandparents Day, 31 October.
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 Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.