Older Queenslanders are set to enjoy greater social connections during Queensland Seniors Month with a vivid array of engaging events and colourful activities planned across the state.
Hosted by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, seniors month will provide opportunities for people across all generations to connect while challenging stereotypes around ageing.
Eighty-one community organisations have received a grant of up to $2000 to host events and activities throughout the month.
The third annual seniors month celebrations will see older Queenslanders snapping selfies, bowling barefoot and connecting through croquet as communities across the state get involved.
With the 2021 Census showing almost 20 per cent of Queenslanders are aged over 65, seniors month is an important time for people across all generations to better understand the challenges and opportunities older Queenslanders provide.
Seniors Minister Craig Crawford said the 2023 event would continue to celebrate the theme of social connections.
“We were blown away by the calibre of applications for the 2023 Seniors Month grants and are pleased to support 81 community organisations to deliver a wide range of inclusive events and activities, bringing communities together across the state,” he said.