Seniors Week 12-18 October 2020

Seniors Week 12-18 October 2020

Join our free online launch webinar!


One of the highlights in recent years of the leadup to Seniors Week has been the official launch function where community members get together with government and COTA associates.

Well, as we know, things are different this year, so without the ability to easily run our usual, popular face-to-face launch event, we’re doing it online via a Zoom webinar.

The launch will be held on its traditional date – 1 October – the International Day of Older Persons. It will start at 10.30am and finish around 11.30am.

We’d love you to join us! The Zoom platform is free, easy to set up and obligation-free. (Choose Zoom Client for Meetings).

The webinar is open to anyone to join as a viewer – but you must register. Click here  The link will automatically give you instructions about participating on the day.

In keeping with COTA Tasmania’s 2020 theme to tackle ageism in our society using the tagline: “Who we are. What we do.” the webinar will feature interviews with several older Tasmanians who are prolific and active in their communities.  Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff will officially launch the program and the event will finish with a chat and some songs from the popular Croon vocal trio.

There are no social-distancing issues with an online event so the more the merrier! Tell your friends and colleagues about this opportunity to celebrate Seniors Week 2020 by hearing great stories and enjoying some wonderful entertainment.

Naturally COTA can’t offer the traditional cuppa and biscuit this year but wherever you join us from, please enjoy a brew! And tell your friends to join in.

For enquiries or assistance registering for the launch webinar, call (03) 6231 3265 or

Official Events Guide now available online

Download a printable low-resolution PDF of the Guide here.

The official 80-page Seniors Week Events Guide is currently being distributed statewide.

You can access an exactly replicated digital PDF version right here or you can use nifty page-turning technology in the image link below for instant reading.

Printed guides are available at the usual locations: all Australia Post outlets, Service Tasmania shops, libraries, Council offices, community health centres, Neighbourhood Houses, selected aged care facilities and some community pharmacies.

It’s going to be great to get and about again in October catching up with old and new friends while enjoying some of the more than 300 events on offer around the state. For the first time, around 30 events will be simultaneously live-streamed to those who cannot physically attend the events.  There will also be several online-only events..

Seniors Week will of course be a little different this year. All event organisers will be required to observe COVID safety plans covering things such as hygeine and social distancing. Patrons will have a personal responsibility to comply with COVID safety requirements in addition to facilities and measures implemented by organisers.

Free expert training and technical assistance is still available to both event organisers and patrons wishing to participate “virtually” online during Seniors Week.  Contact us at

Changes to published Seniors Week Events Guide

Due to various circumstances there have been changes to the information published in the printed Seniors Week events guide currently being distributed.

A revised digital edition reflecting all changes to that point will be published in early October but in the meantime we will publish on this page in this space, the latest changes which should be read in conjunction with the printed events guide.


P32 12 October – Virtual Bingo Live


12 October – Jian Shen School of Tai Chi. 6pm-7.30pm

Golden Years Club 314 Main Rd, Moonah. $7 seniors $10 employed. Enquiries Bill Pearson 0409 972 668.

Seniors Week 2020 official Events Guide – access below