LGBTI seniors in Queensland have been invited to let their voice be heard and find out more about services available to them during the upcoming Seniors Week.

Community care organisation Care Connect has invited all senior LGBTI Queenslanders to visit its Brisbane office from August 20-24 to ensure a more inclusive Seniors Week.

The care providers want to hear about the needs and concerns of elderly community members as well as share information about services they offer.

“We specifically want to engage LGBTI seniors during this state-wide festival… we are hoping that LGBTI seniors make contact with us as not enough know that there is tailored support available to support them remain independent at home and in the community,” executive officer Paul Ostrowski said.

“You are safe with Care Connect, we respect your life choices, your relationships and your privacy.”

For more information about the LGBTI Open Week, contact Ian Eyles on 3867 2200 or ieyles@careconnect.org.au

Healthy Communities will also be holding a seniors and carers expo and forum today (Monday, August 20) from 3.30pm at Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm. No bookings are required and the event is free.

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