Last year, Seniors Rights Victoria initiated our inaugural Purple Tea event called ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ which is our annual WEAAD event to bring people together in conversations on ageing over morning or afternoon tea. Staff and volunteers connected virtually over a cuppa, whilst wearing purple or with something purple prominent in their Zoom frame to acknowledge WEAAD, such as purple mugs, purple flowers, a purple teddy bear, nail polish, anything purple at all! This event will was shared to social media to promote WEAAD.
For WEAAD 2021, once again due to Covid restrictions, our Stir A Cuppa For Seniors event will be held online on Zoom at 1.30pm on June 15 (click here for more information) and will be livestreaming the event on the COTA Victoria facebook page. To register to attend our Stir A Cuppa For Seniors event on Zoom click here. (There is also a Zoom background you down dowload here.)
We encourage other organisations and members of the community to ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ and host your own Purple Tea, either in person if restrictions permit or online, with staff and volunteers in your organisation, or members of your community group, or friends and family. You can either hold an event to coincide with ours and join us via our livestream, or, 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.
For tips on making them a success see here.
We encourage other organisations and members of the community to ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ and host your own Purple Tea, either in person or online.