2021 Queensland Seniors Month

From coast to country, seniors make a huge contribution to the Gympie region. Through employment, caring, volunteering, grand parenting, cultural and sporting pursuits, preserving our history and guiding our future, seniors are vital to our community. There is so much to value and celebrate that the Queensland government has introduced Seniors Month to be held in October 2021, with the theme Social Connections.

During the month people of all ages, cultures, and abilities will connect through inclusive events and activities, celebrating the important and essential roles older people play in our communities.  In short it’s going to be a connect fest!

Beginning on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons the month will end on National Grandparents Day, 31 October.


2021 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards

Nominations open now!

Do you know a Gympie Region resident 60+ years of age who has made a noteworthy contribution during the past 12 months and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years? Nominate that special senior now!  The male and female Senior Citizen of the Year Award will be announced on Wednesday 6 October 2021 and celebrated at special events throughout the region during October.

Click Here to Nominate

Hard copy nomination forms are also available at Gympie Regional Libraries and Council customer contact points.

The 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards recipients were Bevan Day and Kim Boyter as pictured below. 


Gympie Region Events 2021

Are you keen to host an activity or event during Seniors Month? Get in contact with Council’s Community Partnerships team and let’s see what we can dream up together!  Phone 1300 307 800 or email community@gympie.qld.gov.au


Event Listing


Goomeri Seniors Celebration

10am to 12pm, Tuesday 12 October 2021

Join us in at the Goomeri Hall of Memory for morning tea, entertainment, displays and presentations. Free event, all welcome.

Phone 1300 307 800 or email community@Gympie.qld.gov.au to register.


Gympie Lions Community Morning Tea 

10am to 11.30am, Thursday 14 October 2021

Lions Club of Gympie’s monthly community morning tea will be especially sweet for Seniors Month, with entertainment and fresh scones loaded with jam and cream at the Gympie Senior Citizens Centre.

Tickets can be purchased at the Lions Op Shop (next to Brown Jug Café) or by phoning 0492 993 991.


Pickleball Meetup in Kandanga

7.30am to 9am, every Tuesday in October 2021. Special guests on 19 October 2021.

Come and try Pickleball and enjoy a social brunch with Kandanga Tennis Club every Tuesday during October.

Click here to book online or phone 0427 161 010.


Gallery Exhibition Tour

10.30am to 11.30am, Friday 22 October 2021

Tour the latest exhibitions on display in Gympie Regional Gallery in this special Seniors Month tour.

Free event, phone the Gallery on 07 5481 0733 to book your place.


Cooloola Coast Seniors Expo

10am to 1pm, Saturday 23 October 2021

Community expo for everyone with a focus on social, sporting and other services available for seniors hosted by Cooloola Cove Friends and Residents Inc at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club. 

Click here to download the flyer.


Come and Try!

Enjoy fun and interesting activities at your local library and Gympie Regional Gallery

Explore the world of technology, cardmaking, weaving and art groups, or just get social at these regular events.

Day and time



Mondays at 10am

Craft Group

Gympie Library

Tuesdays at 9am

Tuesday Art Group

Gympie Regional Gallery

Tuesdays at 10am

Trivia Tuesdays

Gympie Library

Tuesdays at 10am

Tin Can Bay Art Group

Tin Can Bay Library

Tuesdays at 1pm

Botanical Art Group

Gympie Regional Gallery

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am

Rainbow Beach Art Group

Rainbow Beach Library

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10am

Nibbles and Giggles at Goomeri Library

Goomeri Library

Wednesdays at 9.30am

Cooloola Card Makers

Tin Can Bay Library

Thursdays at 12.30pm

Thursday Art Group

Gympie Regional Gallery

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10am

Gympie Seniors Computing Group at Gympie Library

Gympie Library

2nd Thursday of the month at 9am

Thread and Fibre Art Group

Gympie Regional Gallery


Further information

For more information about Seniors Month, visit qldseniorsmonth.org.au/

For general information about support and services for older Queenslanders, visit qld.gov.au/seniors