Seniors Month

Seniors Month

Get Ready to connect all October long!

Queensland is gearing up to enjoy the fourth annual Queensland Seniors Month.

From humble beginnings when it began as Old People’s Week in October of 1960, the statewide celebration has outgrown its nine-day week and has become a month-long event.

Now in its 64th year, Queensland Seniors Month, to be held 1-31 October, will provide opportunities for people across all generations to connect and challenge our own stereotypical views of ageing and the aged.  It also provides opportunities for people to discover local programs, services and volunteering opportunities, which may assist in reducing social isolation.

Beginning on Sunday 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Queensland’s Seniors Month will include National Grandparents Day, on Sunday 27 October before ending on 31 October 2024.

Planning is underway.

We are working behind the scenes and invite you to visit this page often, visit the Queensland Seniors Month website and/or follow us on Facebook.

Looking to get in touch? Contact us by email seniorsmonth@cotaqld.org.au or phone 07 3316 2908.

COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Month on behalf of the Queensland Government.

To find out about information and services for seniors, visit www.qld.gov.au/seniors

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.