Seniors Month

Seniors Month

Seniors Month is held in August each year in the Northern Territory and provides a great opportunity to celebrate the positive aspects of ageing and the contribution that Territory Seniors make to their community. Seniors Month events encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity and connect to the community.

The objectives of Seniors Month are to:

  • Encourage older people to live healthy and active lifestyles all year round.
  • Demonstrate that older age can be a time of learning and adventure.
  • Celebrate older people and their continuing contribution to family, friends, workplaces and communities, and across generations.

Seniors Month 2024 Key Dates Update

  • Printed calendars will be distributed by COTA NT from Monday 22 July 2024 and online event listings (with the exception of those held in Palmerston) will also be published on that day.
  • We highly recommend checking with the event organiser (not COTA) before you leave home for an event in case details have changed.
  • Event registrations can be submitted by online form here 
  • Assistance to register an event can be provided by COTA NT.  If your event is being held in multiple regions, you can add more than one region on the online form. Simply keep your mouse in the region box and choose additional region/s from the drop down list. 

COTA NT and Seniors Month

As part of our work to support Seniors Month, COTA NT undertakes the production and distribution of a printed and online Seniors Month calendar, as well as running a number of ‘extra-curricular’ events in locations across the Northern Territory (see COTA NT’s calendar of events).

About Seniors Month Grants

Territory Families administers Seniors Month grants. 

  • Get ideas for Seniors Month activities.
  • Organisations and groups can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to help with running events and activities during Seniors Month in August. Grants are designed to help offset the cost of an event rather than cover the full cost. Funding is limited and not all applications may be successful. Even if you have previously been given a grant, you may not necessarily be given another.
  • Find out more about Seniors Month Grants.

For more information contact Territory Families on (08) 8999 3894 or email .

Page updated: 10 July 2024

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