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SENIORS EXPO – Northern Territory


SENIORS EXPO – Northern Territory

Status: Ongoing

Evaluated

Darwin Australia
Print this page City population: 25000024% over 60Practice started in 2015

Summary

Council on the Ageing Northern Territory (COTA NT) organises a SENIORS EXPO, the only event of its kind in the Northern Territory, once a year and invites seniors’ community groups, organisations, service providers, businesses with a seniors’ focus and local, Territory and Australian government agencies to attend and contribute through holding an activity, running stall or giving a performance. The event attracts almost 1,000 seniors and has been described by the Lord Mayor of Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim as a “very special community” event. The theme of SENIORS EXPO is ‘age friendly in practice’ which reflects COTA NT’s aim to help create not just a ‘senior-friendly’ Territory, but a Territory that is ‘age-friendly’. COTA NT’s SENIORS EXPO has an enjoyable and lively environment and provides the opportunity for seniors to connect with each other, the broader community face-to-face, to receive and provided information about seniors’ activities, services and products and showcase what they’re doing in a ‘one-stop’ environment. COTA NT work hard to ensure that all entry is free and a free community morning tea can be enjoyed by attendees. The event is supported by the Northern Territory government, local government, sponsors and participating groups, service providers and associations, who provide financial and/or in-kind support. More information about the last SENIORS EXPO can be viewed at, http://www.cotant.org.au/programs-events/seniors-expo-2016/

Website: http://www.cotant.org.au/

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Desired outcome for older people:
Contribute

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism

Contact details

Name: Kendall, Stephanie

Email address: events@cotant.org.au

Preferred language(s): English

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community
Moving forward