Celebrating our city’s sensational seniors

24 August 2017

Seniors Week is on again - from 19 to 27 August when we officially recognise and acknowledge senior Gold Coasters who have contributed so much to our community.

The highlight of Seniors Week is the sold out free Mayor's Seniors Week 'Memorable Musicals' Concert featuring the amazing Rhonda Burchmore at the Arts Centre Gold Coast.

The concert is part of the broader Seniors Week activities across the Gold Coast, celebrating the contributions and achievements of seniors.

Highlights include:

  • Hinterland Museum open day on Thursday 24 August.

  • Musical movie morning at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre on Friday 25 August.

  • Federation Walk community planting day on Sunday 27 August.

To find a Seniors Week activity near you, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek

City of Gold Coast supports seniors with Free Seniors Bus Travel one of the most successful initiatives introduced in recent years. We now have one in four Gold Coast seniors registered for free seniors travel. Almost 30,000 are using this service providing a wonderful opportunity for our valued seniors to get out and about. To apply phone 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326).

Seniors can check out the popular Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide. It has a great range of activities perfect for everyone, no matter what age or level of fitness. The program has more than 200 free and low cost activities each week across the city. It's a great way for seniors to try a new fitness activity or sport and meet new people.

Our Gold Coast Community Directory is a one-stop shop of community groups, services and facilities on offer across the Gold Coast. With more than 2800 listings, the directory makes it easy for seniors and all residents to connect with community-based services in their area.

There are many other benefits to Gold Coast seniors including pensioner rate rebates, Council Cabs and specially-designed library services.

We have 83,000 residents over the age of 65, making up over 15 percent of the city’s population, expected to grow to 20 percent of the population by 2031.

AUDIO ATTACHED: Mayor Tom Tate

Enquiries: media@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or 07 5581 7941

 

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