Annual report 2003 - 2004
Department of the Chief Minister
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48 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S SENIORS ADVANCEMENT OVERVIEW The Office of Senior Territorians provides high level advice on policy issues relating to senior Territorians, to ensure whole of government coordination of policy and programs and to improve access of senior Territorians to Government. HIGHLIGHTS Produced first edition of an annual tourism and leisure directory listing 233 businesses contributing to the Seniors Card Scheme. This publication is available to local and interstate Seniors Card holders. Welcomed the 10 000th Seniors Card Holder to the Seniors Card Scheme. OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Administered a grants program for Seniors Month in August under which 32 community groups were funded. Provided secretariat support to the Seniors Advisory Council which provides advice on matters pertinent to Senior Territorians directly to the Chief Minister. Advertising commenced for five members of the second Seniors Advisory Council. Funded ArtsNT to conduct the annual Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award which celebrates the contribution of Territory seniors to the development and history of the Territory. Funded Life. Be in it. to provide a recreation program for seniors in Darwin. Produced two editions of The Senior Territorian newsletter which was distributed to 5000 individuals and community organisations. Distributed Seniors Cards to around 100 new applicants each month. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government Leadership of cross-agency coordination Preserving and building a socially cohesive Territory NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Provided Secretariat support for the Seniors Advisory Council while members investigating other issues and ways Government can address seniors priorities. Initiated the Strategy for Senior Territorians. For the first time the Northern Territory is to have a comprehensive whole of Government strategy for senior Territorians. Funded ArtsNT to conduct the annual Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award which celebrates Territory seniors contribution to the development and history of the Territory.
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