This year, we are celebrating Queensland Seniors Week on the 15th-23rd of August!

Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections.

During Seniors Week, as a part of our Active Living Program for Seniors, the Able Queensland team launched a Senior Stories book! This features the incredible short stories and poems from all the authors that that entered into our Senior’s Short Story Writing Competition earlier this year.

A hardcopy of the Senior Stories book was personally sent to all the authors that contributed to this amazing collection of stories. Copies were also sent to our Queensland sites for our clients to hopefully offer some light entertainment during social isolation.

To read the Seniors Short Story Book PDF, please click here: Senior Short Stories Book PDF 2020

To help make this week special for our senior clients, care packages that included activities and information were gifted to the seniors in the community.
Our Queensland Community Project Manager, Jessy Byrnes, worked in collaboration with the Queensland Police Service – Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit, to provide these packages to Able’s West Moreton Transport Clients, local Retirement Villages, senior community members, and Neighbourhood Watch Committees.

To learn more, click here to read an article from My Police in celebrating 60 years of Seniors Week.

For more information, please contact Jessy Byrnes on 07 5600 0733 or jessy.byrnes@ableaustralia.org.au.

To learn more about our Community Services for Seniors, please click here

Below is a photo of Nadine Webster from QPS assisting in delivering the care packages. The people in the photo are left to right Pam Lobwein (Neighbourhood Watch), Pam Medcraft (Seasons Aged Care), Sergeant Nadine Webster and Mrs Elaine Schoettler.

Below are photos of some of the authors of the Seniors Short Story Book.

Below are photos of two recipients of the Senior Weeks bags that were also given out.