Ageing in Australia can be a time of possibility, opportunity and influence. Seniors play a vital role in our community. Council recognises and respects the significant contribution older people make to our region.

Ageing in Place

An ageing in place project was commenced by Gympie Regional Council in August 2020.  

The project purpose was to investigate Ageing in Place services and infrastructure in the Gympie region with an initial focus on the Western area.  

Ageing in place has been defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or level of capacity. Ageing in the right place extends this concept to the ability to live in the place with the closest fit with the person’s needs and preferences – which may or may not be one’s own home” (World Health Organisation. 2015. World report on ageing and health.

The Final Report culminating from this project was presented to Gympie Regional Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 28 June 2022.  Councillors unanimously endorsed the twenty-five (25) recommendations for Council Action. Council officers are delivering the actions subject to Council approval of required resourcing.

Click on the following link to read the Final Report - Investigation of Ageing in Place Services and Infrastructure in the Gympie Region.

Seniors Month

Seniors make a huge contribution through employment, volunteering, grand-parenting, and guiding our future. We invite you to join us to celebrate Seniors Month each October.

Read about how you can become involved at

For more information about Seniors Month in the Gympie region contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email

Senior Citizen of the Year Awards

Held annually, Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year Awards recognise persons aged 60 years and over, who have made a significant contribution in the past year or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Gympie Regional Council hosts the awards as part of Queensland Seniors Month.

The 2022 winners were Phyllis Kerr and Paddy Lyden



Congratulations to both Phyllis and Paddy for all the work you do to make our community such a special place to live. A big congratulations to Geoff Biggs, June Idle and Kevin Ward who were also nominated for the award, pictured here with Mayor Hartwig.

Health and wellbeing

The following are free or low-cost programs to improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Heart Foundation Walking Community-based walking groups with free weekly organised walks in your local area
  • LiveUp LiveUp is a national platform designed to help you reimagine, reset and reconnect with living your life to the fullest.

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