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COTA ACT staff can be contacted by email or by phoning the COTA office.

Address: Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street Hughes ACT 
Tel: 02 6282 3777 
Fax: 02 6285 3422 
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Website: www.cotaact.org.au

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Program Registration - Seniors Week 2016

Seniors Week aims to both broaden the horizons of older people and build relationships throughout the community.

We appreciate the many firms, organisations and groups who contribute generously to make Seniors Week interesting, enlightening and effective.

COTA ACT invites you to register an Activity for our 2016 Seniors Week Program


 Seniors Week 2016

12 - 20 March

LIST YOUR FREE EVENT IN OUR 2016 PROGRAM!!!

COTA ACT is pleased to compile a program of over 200 events for Seniors Week 2016. These activities give our senior community the opportunity to participate in many varied and unique opportunities in and around Canberra.

The 12 page Seniors Week Program will be included in The Chronicle and as a result, delivered to almost every household throughout the ACT.

In addition to the program, advertisements and an editorial supplement will be included in The Senior Newspaper. The Canberra Times will also include a supplement showcasing the program and highlighting opportunities for seniors and their carers.

ProgRegIf you wish to list your events in the 2016 program, please complete the form from this page and return it to COTA ACT by Monday 8 February 2016
Also, if you would like to include additional information and advertising in the program, charges may apply.
Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Event Manager at COTA ACT on 6282 3777 to discuss your options.

For the 2016 Program registration form, please find our pdfProgram Registration 2016

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Become a Sponsor

2016 expo front2Sponsorship Opportunities 2016

ACT Seniors Week is an annual celebration featuring hundreds of free special events held across the ACT by government, community and commercial organisations.

The objectives of Seniors Week are:

  • 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.
We appreciate the many firms, organisations and groups who contribute generously to make Seniors Week interesting, enlightening and effective.“With over 50,000 Seniors in the ACT, Seniors Week provides a great tool to reach a vast number of people within the Community”
With Thoroughbred Park chosen as our venue for the 2016 Seniors Week Expo, your sponsorship of this event provides your organisation with other possible promotional opportunities.
  • Leverage for Competitions or special promotions;
  • Leverage for Special Features, and
  • Corporate signage in prominent locations
Associated opportunities with Thoroughbred Park may include:
  • Inclusion in Newsletter articles to Thoroughbred Park Members (Jan, Feb, Mar);
  • Use of Social Media to advertise your support of the event (Jan, Feb, Mar);
  • Use of fencing facing Members car park and fencing in General car park for 1 month over period of Black Opal Stakes Day (6 Mar), and
  • Use of all areas for promotional signage (1 week prior and during the expo).

Why partner with us?

Seniors are a strategic investment for your business.

Get an opportunity to target the largest, growing sector of consumers in Australia (Seniors want services, tradesmen, care providers, cars, boats, real estate, home renovations, travel, computers, mobile phones, wine, clothing, food. Just about every consumer product or service available. The majority of them also eat out, attend movies and shows regularly and read books in both traditional format and e-readers. They also want to stay fit and play sports, from golf to tennis to yoga to tai chi.)

Discover an ideal route to the market

  • We know how to market to seniors
  • Seniors tend to make buying decisions based on relationships and remain loyal customers
  • Link with a growing community. This year 271,000 more Australians will turn 60, which will take the senior population to 4.57 million, over a quarter of the total population
  • Gain access to 2,000 COTA members within the ACT and over 50,000 members throughout Australia via our ONE COTA newsletter publication
  • Secure a two week window of advertising exposure through our links with Thoroughbred Park
  • Receive acknowledgement of your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of seniors
“Consider this – 
at the Seniors Expo, it is estimated that COTA attracts over 3,000 visitors to view exhibits”

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
All potential sponsors have the opportunity to secure a multi-year sponsorship (for each level) for up to 3 years. This will allow certainty for a number of years for the sponsor to leverage this sponsorship into their own marketing, advertising and promotional material.
Exclusive Headline Business Partner – Investment $10,000

Full naming rights to the Seniors Week Expo

High visibility - Brand Exposure including:

  • Full Naming Rights to the Seniors Week Expo
  • 1 x (6m x 3m) expo site with full shell scheme and power
  • Inclusion in COTA 30 sec promo ad package with WIN TV
  • Front cover logo in the COTA Expo Program
  • 5 x Complimentary tickets to the Seniors Week opening address
  • Company logo on the strap in the Senior lifestyle feature, The Chronicle
  • Link to company website from COTA ACT website
  • Business logo and banner prominently displayed at entrance of Expo and at other Seniors Week events
  • Recognition of support in COTA ACT and National Newsletter
  • Mentioned as sponsors during welcomes and introductions at events during Seniors Week
In partnership with Thoroughbred Park:
  • Inclusion in Newsletter articles to Thoroughbred Park Members (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Use of Social Media to advertise the event (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Use of fencing facing Members car park and fencing in General car park for 1 month prior to Black Opal Stakes Day (6 Mar)
  • Use of all areas for signage for one week prior to and during the event

Expo Stage Naming Rights – Investment $5,000

Exclusive - Brand Exposure including:

  • Naming Rights to the Seniors Week Expo Stage
  • 1 x (3m x 3m) expo site with full shell scheme and power
  • Front cover logo in the COTA Expo Program
  • 4 x Complimentary tickets to the Seniors Week opening address
  • Company logo on the strap in the Senior Lifestyle feature, The Chronicle
  • Link to company website from COTA ACT website
  • Business logo banner prominently displayed on Expo Stage and at other Seniors Week events.
  • Recognition of support in COTA ACT and National Newsletter
  • Mentioned as sponsors during welcomes and introductions at events during Seniors Week

In partnership with Thoroughbred Park:

  • Inclusion in Newsletter articles to Thoroughbred Park Members (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Use of Social Media to advertise the event (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Use of fencing facing Members car park and fencing in General car park for 1 month prior to Black Opal Stakes Day (6 Mar)

Seniors Week Awards Partner – Investment $2,000

Recognising those who inspire other seniors to be active, healthy, social and independent.

Brand Exposure including:

  • Naming rights to one Award
  • Front cover logo in the COTA Expo Program
  • 4 x Complimentary tickets to the Seniors Week opening address
  • Company logo on the strap in the Senior Lifestyle feature, The Chronicle
  • Link to company website from COTA ACT website
  • Business logo prominently displayed at entrance of event
  • Recognition of support and logo in COTA ACT and National Newsletter

In partnership with Thoroughbred Park:

  • Inclusion in Newsletter articles to Thoroughbred Park Members (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Use of Social Media to advertise the event (Jan, Feb, Mar)
  • Signage in the Silks room during the awards event

All sponsorship levels and benefits can be individually tailored to suit your organisation.SILVER SPONSORSHIP – Investment $1,500

Brand Exposure including:

  • Logo in the COTA Expo Program
  • 2 x Complimentary tickets to the Seniors Week opening address
  • Company logo on the strap in the Senior lifestyle feature, The Chronicle
  • Link to company website from COTA ACT website
  • Business logo displayed at entrance of Expo
  • Recognition of support in COTA ACT and National Newsletter

All potential sponsors have the opportunity to secure a multi-year sponsorship (for each level) for up to 3 years. This will allow certainty for a number of years for the Sponsor to leverage this sponsorship into their own marketing, advertising and promotional material.

For full details and sponsorship registration forms, please find our fullpdf2016 Sponsorship Information Package.

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Sponsors 2016

Seniors Week aims to both broaden the horizons of older people and build relationships throughout the community.
We appreciate the many firms, organisations and groups who contribute generously to make Seniors Week interesting, enlightening and effective.

Beyond Bank Australia is proud to be a major sponsor of ACT Seniors Week 2016 and Australia’s leading national publication for over-60s,
The Senior, proudly supports The Senior 2016 ACT Seniors Week Expo.

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ACT Seniors Week 2016

ACTSW2016logoSeniors Week 2016 - Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th March

ACT Seniors Week is a COTA ACT initiative supported by the ACT Government. COTA expects to compile a program of over 200 events for Seniors Week 2016.

With a fantastic variety of exhibitors in a bigger and better venue, this year’s expo will be an essential visit on your Seniors Week to do list! 



Seniors week program registrations

For the 2016 Program registration form, please view our 2016  pdfRegistration Form, or see the Program Registration page.


 
Free ACTION Bus Service

ACTION is providing free travel all day for all Seniors Card holders from Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 March 2016.

CATCH ANY RAPID SERVICE STRAIGHT TO THE THOROUGHBRED PARK EXPO GATES ON THURSDAY 17TH MARCH.

The Action Bus services that will be diverted down Randwick road will be: Routes 56/57/58 from 9:30am – 4pm.

A free half-hourly shuttle service will be provided between 9.00am and 3.00pm – courtesy of the Flexible Bus Service – between the Woden Bus Station and Thoroughbred Park. For more information about this service call 6205 3555, or call in and speak to the friendly staff at the Flexible Bus Service stall at Thoroughbred Park.

 


 
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Exhibitors Booking Information
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Key Points: 

  • 3,000 visitors in one day!
  • Over 140 exhibitors in one place!
  • A wealth of information including:
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  • Retirement advice
  • Travel opportunities
  • Investment ideas
  • Government services
  • Community links
Please note the following important information:
Our Expo is not affiliated in any way with the EMS Retirement and Lifestyle Expo 

Exhibitors can find the Booking Forms and Information Pack here:  pdfProgram Registration Pack

COTA ACT can be contacted on 6282 3777 for information or to register your organisation for 2016. 



Seniors Week Sponsors

We are fortunate to have many sponsors who help us to support Seniors Week

Beyond Bank Australia is proud to be a major sponsor of ACT Seniors Week 2016 and Australia’s leading national publication for over-60s, 
The Senior, proudly supports The Senior 2016 ACT Seniors Week Expo.

To be held at Thoroughbred Park on Thursday March 17 from 9.30am to 3pm The Senior—Seniors Week expo is a wonderful opportunity for the ACT’s older residents to discover what’s new to support, improve and enhance their lifestyle. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with representatives of organisations and businesses relevant to seniors, and to try out some of their latest products.



DIARY DATES
Wednesday 9th March
Check out The Chronicle for a full program of Seniors Week events
Friday 11 March 6.30pm
SENIORS WEEK LAUNCH AND OPENING NIGHT
The Street Theatre "ALL THIS LIVING" Cost: $20
Join us for pre theatre drinks and Canapés - call The Street Theatre for bookings on 6247 1223
Address: 15 Childers St, Canberra ACT 2601
Other performances: 13 March 4pm, 14 March 4pm, 19 March 7.30pm & 20 March 4pm
(ask for the COTA special)
Tuesday 15th March 9.30am – 3pm
Northside Retirement village bus tour
Visit 3 villages. Cost: Free
Villages TBA - Bookings with COTA 6282 3777

Tuesday 15th March 9.00am
Tom Roberts Exhibition at the National Gallery
Free guided tour for all seniors
11am – 12.30pm singing workshop with Tobias Cole. Cost: Free
Tuesday 15th March 11am
Movie “Hip Hoperation” includes high tea/lunch
Plus a dance performance choreographed by Liz Lea prior to the movie
The Palace, ACTON. Cost: $15.00 - Call The Palace for bookings on 02 6222 4900

Wednesday 16th March 11am
"ACT Chief Minister’s Concert"
Featuring the RMC Band and the Australian Rugby Choir
The Auditorium, Erindale. Cost: Free
ONE BIG CONCERT ONLY - Call The Auditorium for bookings 02 6121 2131
Wednesday 16th March 10am
Rodney’s Nursery
Health and Fitness in the Garden
1hr talk by Rodney Toll. Cost $5.00
24 Beltana Rd, Pialligo ACT 2609 - Book at Rodney’s on 6248 6933
Wednesday 16th March 2pm – 4pm
Street Smart Seniors information session
A COTA ACT road safety initiative
Including afternoon tea. Cost: Free
Convener: Ingrid Pepper
Hughes Community Centre - Bookings on 6282 3777
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Thursday 17th March
The Senior, Seniors Week Expo 9.30am - 3pm
Cost: Free
The Bigger and Better Seniors Week Expo, one BIG day at Thoroughbred Park, Mitchell.
Visit the Healthy eating stage and enjoy demonstrations by Nutrition Australia
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Friday 18th March 6.30pm – 8.30pm
"Positive Ageing Awards"
The Canberra Labor Club - Gala cocktail presentation
Cost: Cota Member $25 - Non Member $30
Friday 18th March 9.30am – 3pm
Southside Retirement Village Bus Tour
Visit 3 villages. Cost: Free
Villages TBA - Book with COTA 6282 3777
Friday 18th March 1pm – 3pm
Preventative Health Expo
Convener: Jane Thomson - Cost: Free
Hughes Community Centre - Bookings 6282 3777

Sunday 20th March 2.00pm
National Gallery of Australia
Film screening – Youth
No bookings required. Cost: Free

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Services

  • ACT Seniors Cards
  • The Seniors Information Line
  • Referrals to community organisations
  • Services for older people and their carers
  • Social Groups & Support Groups

COTA ACT

Council on the Ageing (ACT)
Hughes Community Centre
2 Wisdom Street Hughes ACT 2605
Telephone: 02 6282 3777
Fax: 02 6285 3422
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