This Sunday marks the beginning of WA Seniors Week 2023 (12 – 19 November).
The week encourages people of all ages to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and achievements of seniors in our community.
This year, the Department of Communities (together with Lotterywest) provided more than $80, 000 in funding to the Council on the Ageing WA (COTA) to administer the Seniors Week Community Grants Program.
74 community organisations and local governments were awarded grants to hold events and activities during Seniors Week.
Designed to connect seniors with their community events are being held in metropolitan, regional, and remote areas and include excursions, high teas, dances, intergenerational activities, and creative workshops.
The annual ‘Have a Go Day’ is also being held at Burswood Park on Wednesday 15 November. This free event is coordinated by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA and runs from 9am to 3pm. The Communities Seniors and Ageing and Seniors Card teams will have a marquee providing information, resources, and replacement Seniors Cards, and will be conducting a survey on wellbeing, connectivity and ageism awareness. The full program is available on the Seniors Recreation Council of WA webpage.
To find an activity near you, visit the Seniors Week events webpage.