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Source: State of Tasmania Government

28 September 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

As a proud supporter of Seniors Week, the Tasmanian Government is helping senior cardholders stay connected with their communities by offering free travel on any Metro bus from 12 to 18 October.

Metro is a long-time partner of Seniors Week, an annual campaign presented by the Council Of The Ageing (COTA), with the support of Government.

A key objective for COTA is to provide accessible transport for seniors and Seniors Week patrons who want to participate in the activities on offer.

Metro plays a key role in keeping Tasmanians moving and connecting them with essential services, which is particularly important for the state’s older demographic.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government will continue to work with our community organisations to ensure we support those in greatest need.

While this Seniors Week will of course be quite different than previous years due the pandemic, COTA Tasmania has worked hard to ensure all events that are on offer observe relevant COVID safety plans.

Seniors Week is the largest celebration for people over 50 in the southern hemisphere, and will run from 12 to 18 October, 2020.

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