Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Seniors Week grants to celebrate older Western Australians

    22/10/2018 11:00 AM
    • WA Seniors Week runs from November 11 to 17
    • 78 community groups and local governments funded to host Seniors Week events 

    More than $80,000 has been provided to 78 community groups and local governments to hold events across Western Australia for Seniors Week, from November 11 to 17, 2018.


    The diverse events, funded through the State Government's Seniors Week 2018 Community Grants Program, will celebrate seniors, encourage active ageing, and bring generations together to learn from each other.


    Events include sharing the wisdom of 'nanna technologies' and seniors' gardening skills at Mount Lockyer community garden in Albany; and bringing seniors and school students together to cook up a feast with produce from the Chittering Farm Flavour Trail.


    In the metropolitan area, events such as Walyalup Kannajil in Fremantle will celebrate seniors with Noongar songs, traditional foods and stories and experiences from Aboriginal Elders; and Rockingham seniors can learn new skills at an artist walk and creative drawing event.


    The Seniors Week 2018 Community Grants Program is administered by the Council on the Ageing WA, and supported by the State Government and Lotterywest.


    Grants of up to $3,000 were made available to support an event or activity during WA Seniors Week. 


    For the full list of grant recipients, visit http://www.cotawa.org.au


    Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:


    "Seniors Week is a time to acknowledge and honour older Western Australians, and that is exactly what we're doing with these wonderfully varied Seniors Week events.


    "As a regional Member of Parliament, I am particularly pleased to see so many of these grants supporting events and activities in regional communities and I encourage all Western Australians, regardless of age, to get involved in Seniors Week.


    "Each event will bring something to the people who organise it, their community and of course, the distinguished Western Australian seniors celebrated."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400