What will you be doing for Seniors Week? Mon 1 October 2012 Paul O'Halloran Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Skills Older Tasmanians are being encouraged to keep physically and mentally active by taking part in Seniors Week 2012 activities. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Skills, Paul O'Halloran, today launched Seniors Week 2012 at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston. "Getting older should not mean people give up on leading a full and active lifestyle, and that message of positive ageing is what we're promoting during Seniors Week," Mr O'Halloran said. "Seniors Week is about keeping physically and mentally active, but most importantly it is about having fun and sharing good times with others. "This year, there are around 270 events on offer right around the state - everything from swimming, tai chi, laser skirmish, social media use and bicycle maintenance. "It's a great chance for older Tasmanians to try something new and meet new people. "I congratulate the Council on the Ageing Tas for presenting such an interesting Seniors Week program, and thank the many organisations and community groups that are running events. It is the efforts of these organisations that make the program so varied and appealing." Seniors Week is held annually from 1 - 7 October. More information about Seniors Week and the 2012 program of events can be found at www.cotatas.org.au.