Seventy-eight organisations across the State will celebrate Seniors Week 2018 with creative new initiatives thanks to funding from the State Government.
More than $80,000 has been provided to organisations through the Seniors Week Community Grants Program, to fund events that celebrate seniors, encourage active ageing, and bring generations together to learn from each other.
Among the events are workshops on the wisdom of 'nanna technologies' and seniors' gardening skills at Mount Lockyer community garden in Albany, and in Chittering seniors and school students will come together to cook up a feast with produce from the Chittering Farm Flavour Trail.
In Fremantle, Walyalup Kannajil will celebrate seniors with Noongar songs, traditional foods and stories and experiences from Aboriginal Elders, and in Rockingham seniors can learn new skills at an artist walk and creative drawing event.
The Seniors Week Community Grants Program is administered by the Council on the Ageing WA (COTA WA) with support from the State Government and Lotterywest. Organisations could apply for funding of up to $3,000 for events and activities taking place during Seniors Week.