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Seniors Week goes virtual in

Celebrating Queensland Seniors

15-23 August 

We are very excited that we can still celebrate 60 years of Celebrating Queensland Seniors this year. Albeit a little differently.  

Do you know who else is celebrating 60 years?  The Queensland Ballet. 

Research conducted by Queensland Ballet has shown that Ballet for Seniors led to positive wellbeing outcomes, particularly: feeling more energetic/animated, keeping in shape, bodily control/awareness, posture, flexibility, physical wellbeing, and overall wellbeing.

The Queensland Ballet remains committed to delivering community programs such as Ballet for Seniors in 2020 and beyond, and to keeping the magic of ballet alive. 

Whilst our usual face to face interactive program may not take place in a number of areas around the state, there is a great range of virtual events.  The beauty of virtual events is you can access them from anywhere!  They also provide a safe way for us to celebrate with one and other.  

This year the  Queensland Government, Queensland Ballet, and COTA Queensland have partnered together to bring you four very special Virtual Seniors in the Studio dance classes.

More information about the classes are below and you can find more information about Queensland Seniors Week by clicking here 

Do you have questions?  I am here to help.  You can reach me on or by phoning 07 3316 2908.

I can't wait to celebrate with you! 

Lisa Hodgkinson
Communications and Queensland Seniors Week 
COTA Queensland

Virtual Seniors in the Studio 

This Queensland Seniors Week join in one of four FREE Virtual Seniors in the Studio dance classes, Sunday 23 August 2020.

The four classes on offer will cater to all abilities:

You can enjoy the classes from the comforts of your home, taught to you on Zoom. 

Whilst these events are FREE,  please consider donating to the Queensland Ballet.

Registrations are essential and numbers are limited.

*Please note the photo was taken before the coronavirus pandemic.  

Events to get you moving

Everyone – young and old – should incorporate regular physical activity into their everyday lives. Regular physical activity is important throughout life, especially as we age and being active will do your health wonders and will keep the body strong.

Exercise does not have to be strenuous or hard. It is best to choose activities that fit into your daily routine that speed your heart rate and breathing, or increase your strength and flexibility.

Below are some great virtual activities to get you moving this Queensland Seniors Week: 

Help create our birthday playlist 

Queensland Seniors Week is turning 60 this year and we are creating a playlist of music on Spotify for everyone to enjoy. 

  • Do you have a favorite song? 
  • Is there a song that embodies the spirit of Seniors Week for you? 
  • Do you have a 'go to' song or songs when you're having a party? 

Find out more. 



Our favorite embrace.  Not all of us can share one at the moment but that doesn't mean we can't share the sentiment of a hug.  

We won't be without hugs forever, but during this time we can let someone know we are thinking of them by giving them a virtual hug.

Together: the stories of us

A people powered project aimed at showcasing the diversity of Queenslanders through stories, photos, videos, and recipes. 

Without a doubt we are living in an interesting time due to the COVID pandemic.  But we are not alone.

Together we are supporting one another.  Together we are learning new skills, and ways to keep in touch. Together we are aiming to inspire, celebrate, and stay socially connected even when we are physically distanced. Together we will thrive.

By sharing our stories we can connect, find aspects of ourselves in others and of others in ourselves. We all have stories and that is what brings us together.
Did you know: As we get older, keeping our bodies strong and agile is more important than ever.  The Queensland Ballet Seniors in the Studio classes for active adults are a great way to challenge the mind and body and make new friends who share a love of dance.

Who is COTA Queensland?

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is a statewide not-for-profit organisation advancing the rights, interests and futures of people as we age.

For over 60 years we have worked with older people to ensure the futures of Queenslanders are filled with opportunity and possibility.

Our programs support older Queenslanders to influence decision making and create positive social change.

To find out more about COTA Queensland, click here.

Queensland Seniors Week is coordinated by COTA Queensland on behalf of the Queensland Government. 
This program supports the building of Age-friendly communities in Queensland. 
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