Seniors week is here! A time to enjoy a fun filled week of entertainment, information and activities that are aimed at seniors but can be enjoyed by all.
The week runs from August 17 - 25 and aims to provide opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing.
And with more than 26,000 people age 65 and over in the Redlands area, Seniors Week is a major event.
Seniors Week assists with improving the status of a positive way of thinking towards older people and ageing, facilitates community participation and enhances community connections.
Due to popularity, this year festivities have been increased from Wednesday, August 7 through until Friday, August 30.
Older people are as diverse as the broad range of events and activities provided by a wide range of organisations...Coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson.
The Queensland Government and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland envision building age-friendly communities.
COTA Queensland coordinates Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to plan, run and subsidise events and activities.
"Older people are as diverse as the broad range of events and activities provided by a wide range of organisations who are recognising and acknowledging the importance of their older community members and the Redlands is certainly not shy of events and activities," said COTA Queensland Seniors Week Coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson.
"From musicals and concerts, to time with the grandchildren. Morning teas and open days, golf, indoor bowls and the annual 10 kilometre walk - there certainly is a range of events and activities for people to explore."
Lisa wants to be clear that Seniors Week isn't just for people of a certain age bracket.
"We are Celebrating a Queensland for all ages and it's really lovely to see multiple generations connecting in their community," she said.
"Simply, it's about connecting people of all ages and backgrounds, challenging the stereotypes associated with ageing and assisting to reduce social isolation."
The first Seniors Week was initiated by COTA Queensland in 1960. Over the decades the language has changed its importance has remained the same.