NT Grandparents Day

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  • NT Grandparents Day Website is being built!

    The new website for NT Grandparents Day is being built as we speak. We provided the designer with lots of beautiful images to use of Territory grandparents and grandchildren and are looking forward to seeing them all in situ.

    When the website is ready for launch, we'll let you know and you can see if your photo is featured!

    Many thanks from the team at COTA NT for helping us create this resource.

  • Grandparents Day is coming to the Northern Territory!

    NT Grandparents Day - Last Sunday of October

    Grandparents Day is held every year on the last Sunday in October across the world and in some Australian states. Up until now, the Northern Territory does not have an officially recognised Grandparents Day or celebration of grandparents.

    NT Grandparents Day - what the project will include:

    • Celebration and recognition of the role grandparents and older Territorians play in our society and in caring for children of all ages.
    • Promoting Grandparents Day to stakeholders throughout the Territory to schools, childcare centres, aged care facilities, libraries, electoral offices and seniors’ groups.
    • Fostering of intergenerational learning and offers older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.
    • Provision of resources for the community with a focus on schools, libraries and electoral offices to help Territorians celebrate the role grandparents and older Territorians play with suggestions for easy, intergenerational activities including story time, crafting and morning tea.
    • Promotion and easy access to Territory government support for grandparents and older carers.

    NT Grandparents Day - what the project hopes to achieve:

    • Support of grandparent carers and older carers.
    • Recognition of the role grandparent carers and older carers play.
    • Improving awareness of the supports available to grandparent carers and older carers.
    • Community engagement which helps communities to become safer, more resilient and inclusive.
    • Promoting social harmony through a project which aims to be celebratory and joyful.

Have you read the latest copy of Seniors Voice? It's available online herewww.cotant.org.au/nt-seniors-voice