For the first time in its 60-year history, Queensland’s annual celebration of seniors is going virtual.
To do this we have made the decision to maintain the week format, celebrating from Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 August 2020.
This year more than ever people need something to celebrate, in the safest way possible. That is why this year the usually interactive event will transform into an online affair. With some physical events, if allowed.
As Covid-19 regulations has seen many older people in self-isolation, never has it been more important to ensure people remain connected and don’t become segregated.
We know older people with low internet skills can feel isolated from their community, friends, and family. Some people need extra support to get online and build their digital skills, and may need a compelling reason to take the plunge.
What better way than to join in one of the many online activities this Seniors Week, 15-23 August 2020.
A handy guide was created in partnership with the Queensland Government, Volunteering Queensland, Telstra and COTA Queensland to assist people to access the online events and activities from their mobile or tablet device.
Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.
COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government.
Both COTA Queensland and the State Government value the contribution older people have made – whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents, or advocates.
To find out about information and services for seniors, visit www.qld.gov.au/seniors