Burleigh Heads/Miami Senior Citizents treasurer Norma Wright and president Ian Sullivan with 'Encore' who will perform at Seniors Week 2010.
Burleigh Heads/Miami Senior Citizents treasurer Norma Wright and president Ian Sullivan with 'Encore' who will perform at Seniors Week 2010. Blainey Woodham

Cash up for grabs for seniors

GOLD Coast seniors’ groups have the chance to make Seniors Week 2010 a blast.

Burleigh Heads/Miami Senior Citizens president Ian Sullivan said his group had applied for Seniors Week funding.

“We try to apply every year because the week should be entertaining seniors for nothing, and funding ensures a free day.”

Mr Sullivan said the Burleigh/Miami Senior Citizens were planning for the band Encore

Member for Burleigh, Christine Smith said a funding pool of $125,000 was up for grabs.

“Grants of up to $5000 are available to support planned Seniors Week activities next year,” she said. She said Seniors Week celebrations could include excursions, concerts or workshops.

“Many seniors are volunteers who give up their time, skills and experience to help others.

“Seniors Week is an opportunity to give something back to seniors in our community.

“It can be our way of saying ‘thank you’ to seniors and to recognise the important contribution they make in our local community,” she said.

For an information pack, visit www.seniors.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 135 500. Application for grants close December 14. Seniors Week 2010 will be celebrated from August 14-22.



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