Time is running out for community organisations and local councils in the Murrumba region to apply for a subsidy of up to $1000 to run activities and events during Seniors Week later this year.
Ppplications for subsidies would close on 31 March, and urged local event holders to apply.
Seniors Week provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the valuable contribution of older people in Murrumba.
We know seniors are often at the heart of our families, but it’s also important we acknowledge the significant contribution they make to the wider community.
This can include caring for grandchildren, participating as experienced members of the workforce, volunteering and sharing their knowledge and wisdom across a wide range of areas.
These subsidies are a great way to help fund events in Murrumba during Seniors Week, to help show our appreciation for the important role seniors play in our communities.
Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said Seniors Week was a celebration, but was also about building stronger relationships between Queenslanders of all ages.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting seniors through important initiatives like Seniors Week, as part of our vision of building an age-friendly Queensland,” Mrs O’Rourke said.
“I look forward to a bigger and better Seniors Week this year with hundreds of events being run throughout Queensland.”
Seniors Week will run in Queensland from 13 – 21 August 2016 with the theme of It’s on for young & old. Applications for subsidies close 31 March 2016.
A total of $100,000 has been allocated for Seniors Week event subsidies, which will be administered by the Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTAQ).