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Funding towards International Year of Older Persons concert
26/08/1999 10:26 AM
Seniors’ Minister Rhonda Parker today presented a cheque to a project that will use music to help bring the generations closer together in a grand finale to the International Year of Older Persons.
The Intergenerational Advisory Network (IAN) received a $65,000 Lotteries Commission cheque to organise an International Year of Older Persons concert for all ages at the Perth Entertainment Centre in November.
“The intergenerational concert will mark the culmination of a year which has seen all sectors of the community, media, Government and business working together to achieve a long-term change in the attitude towards seniors and the issues surrounding ageing,” Mrs Parker said.
“The concert is a fitting end to the international year as music has helped unite generations in many different cultures over the centuries.”
Mrs Parker said the non-profit Intergenerational Advisory Network has an excellent record of organising projects to bring the generations closer together.
“Its intergenerational activities include a program with Silver Chain Cottage Homes to teach primary school children photography and the
Seniors Helping At Risk Kids
or SHARK program,” she said.
“This program encourages seniors to support and guide young people at risk and has been expanded to a number of schools since it started two years ago.”
Media contact: Owen Cole 9481 7810