This Sunday marks the beginning of WA Seniors Week 2022 (6 – 13 November).
The week encourages people of all ages to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of seniors in our community.
This year, the Department of Communities provided more than $40,000 in funding to the Council on the Ageing (COTA) WA to administer the Seniors Week community Grants Program. 52 community organisations and local governments in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Western Australia received grants for activities to be run during Seniors Week.
Events, designed to connect seniors with their community, include a Mad Hatters Tea Party in Serpentine/Jarrahdale, an Active Grannies golf day in Wanneroo, an intergenerational celebration of grandparent’s contribution to multilingualism in Midland and an event titled Noongar Kaadadjin Kalyakoorl (Noongar Knowledge Forever) which will record a series of elder’s stories at Harvey dam.
Other events for Seniors Week include the 30th annual ‘Have a Go Day’ held at Burswood Park on Wednesday, 9 November. This free event is Coordinated by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA and runs from 9am to 3pm. The Communities Seniors and Ageing, Elder Abuse and WA Seniors Card teams will have a marquee with information about applying for a WA Seniors Card, concessions and legal rights for seniors and the issue of elder abuse. The full program is available on the Seniors Recreation Council of WA webpage.