'It's on for young and old'; Queensland Seniors Week 2016 starts on Saturday 13 August and will run through Sunday 21 August.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of many Councils, groups and countless volunteers across the State, Seniors Week has become a major annual event with 737 events held in 2015.
Queensland Seniors Week provides the opportunity to unite all Queenslanders to celebrate the valuable contribution older people make in their communities.
For some living in rural and remote areas, Seniors Week is the one time of year they get to catch up with current and long lost friends.
For others, Seniors Week is a way to assist in combating social isolation through the discovery of programs and activities, creating new friendships and remaining an active member of society.
The Queensland Government has provided $100,000 to subsidise events and activities held during Seniors Week 2016.
Applications are now open for community organisations and Councils to apply for a maximum of $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2016.
For more information on Queensland Seniors Week or to find out how you can apply for funding, visit the Council on the Ageing (COTA) website here, or phone 1300 738 348.