WA Seniors Week is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to celebrate the contributions of older people to the Western Australian community. WA Seniors Week is also a celebration of seniors’ active participation in community life.
In 2020, WA Seniors Week will be formatted differently because of COVID-19 safe practices. This means that key events funded by Communities will be run differently this year.
WA Seniors Week 2020 begins on Sunday 8 November.
Have a Go Day is a free activities and information day aimed at seniors. For details about Have a Go Day 2020, please visit the Seniors Recreation Council website.
Funded by Communities, several organisations are hosting WA Seniors Week events during November 2020.
Visit the Council on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) WA Seniors Week 2020 web page for a list of currently confirmed events.
WA Seniors Awards 2020
The WA Seniors Awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding seniors and age-friendly contributions being made by individuals, businesses and local governments across Western Australia. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the many and varied contributions made by older people around Western Australia.
The 2020 WA Seniors Awards program is delivered by COTA WA on behalf of the State Government, funded through Communities.
For up-to-date news and information about the WA Seniors Awards 2020, please visit COTA WA’s WA Seniors Awards 2020 web page.
Transperth is providing free public transport from 8 to 15 November 2020 for Seniors SmartRider holders (Seniors SmartRiders are issued to WA Seniors Card holders). Visit Transperth’s website for full details.
Communities is playing a leading role in helping ensure that older Western Australians are safe, respected and valued in the community. This includes the funding of support services, grants programs and initiatives across the seniors and ageing portfolio. Some useful information and support services for seniors is listed below.