Ideas for your event
Anyone can host an event or help raise awareness for WEAAD. In particular, we encourage councils and seniors groups to jump on board and do something together on the day. As well as some ideas below, under the Resources tab you will find our WEAAD Toolkit, downloadable WEAAD merchandise, email signature banners, zoom backgrounds, information on how to purchase further materials, and a guide to marketing your event.
This year, as per previous years, WEAAD still coincides with a period in time where social events may be impacted by COVID-19, but to a lesser degree. Masks aren’t required now, however the list below has some ideas for events and activities that can be adapted to maintain safe physical distancing, or can take place online.
In 2020, Seniors Rights Victoria initiated our inaugural Purple Tea event called ‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’ which is now our annual WEAAD event to bring people together in conversations on ageing over morning or afternoon tea. Staff and volunteers are able to come together over a cuppa, whilst wearing purple to acknowledge WEAAD, (or if it is an online event, with something purple prominent in their background such as purple mugs, purple flowers, a purple teddy bear, nail polish, anything purple at all! There is also a Zoom background you down dowload here.) The event can be shared to social media to promote WEAAD.
For WEAAD 2023, our Stir a Cuppa with Seniors event will be held on June 15 at 1.30pm at the Melbourne Bowls Club in the Flagstaff Gardens (click here for more information). To RSVP to attend our Stir a Cuppa with Seniors event, you can phone 9655 2100 or register online here.
We encourage other organisations and members of the community to ‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’ and host your own Purple Tea, either in person or online with staff and volunteers in your organisation, or members of your community group, or friends and family. Why not organise your own event and have a conversation on ageing over a cuppa, whilst wearing purple or incorporating the colour purple into the event to acknowledge WEAAD. Share your photos to social media and help promote and spread awareness of WEAAD, using the hashtag #WEAAD.
We’ll be adding to this page as people send us ideas or questions so feel free to contact us if you think we should add something.