Seniors Week 2019

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The 2019 ACT Seniors Week will be held from 18 -24 March and is a week-long celebration of Canberra's older community.

During this year's Seniors Week a number of specialized services and events for seniors will take place across Canberra. These will range from education sessions, training, workshops, social outings, open days and tours, exercises classes and more.

Local senior citizens can also attend the Seniors Week Expo, which will be held on Thursday 21 March at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). The Expo will bring together more than 120 exhibitors providing information on aged care, retirement, finance, legal, home help and modifications, health and leisure, travel, community and government services, special interests and social groups.

The official 2019 Seniors Week program will be available in multiple publications from 7 - 14 March. For more information about the program and the week visit cotaact.org.au or call 6282 3777.

ACT Seniors Card

The ACT Senior Card is a dual card with Transport Canberra’s MyWay ticketing.

The ACT Seniors Card is issued free and provides access to savings on a range of goods and services. A combination of businesses, government and non-government agencies make up the 300 participating organisations that provide a number of benefits, discounts and concessions on a wide range of goods and services. To be eligible for an ACT Seniors Card, you must be over 61 years of age, a permanent resident of the ACT and not be in paid employment of more than 20 hours a week.

The ACT Government fund Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT to run the ACT Seniors Card Program. For more information refer to the ACT Seniors Card website or call COTA ACT on 6282 3777.

Free Travel for Seniors

Transport Canberra is providing free bus travel for all Seniors Card holders during Seniors Week. Simply tap your Seniors/MyWay card or show your ACT/Interstate Seniors Card for a free ride. For further information, visit transport.act.gov.au.

For a list of services, community organisations and support groups visit the ACT Community Directory.

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