The month of October is Queensland Seniors Month. This year’s theme is “social connections” emphasising the prevailing theme of the pandemic – to stay connected despite physical and geographical distance.
Beginning on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, the month will end on National Grandparents Day. Queensland Seniors Month is coordinated by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland on behalf of the Queensland Government. A member of the COTA Federation, COTA is a for purpose registered charity committed to advancing the rights, needs, interests and futures of people as they age.
COTA believes, and we agree, that many elderly people can suffer systemic inequalities, disadvantages and discrimination, and we need to put a stop to it.
Queensland Seniors Week was inaugurated in 1960 and was first called Old People’s Week. As we can see, the language surrounding ageing and the elderly has changed for the better.
For those of you in Queensland, check out the events page. There are literally loads of events to take part in, so don’t hesitate to get involved this month.
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government-approved, home care provider for levels 1-4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.
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