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Ronda Held talks about Age Care at ABC Radio

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COTA Victoria’s CEO Ronda Held talks with Hilary Harper on ABC Radio Melbourne about Age Care and the financial aspects of the options available. Some of the topics covered in ... ...

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Top five questions on moving to a Residential Park answered

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If you’rethinking about moving into a residential park, you need to get up to speed on what you’re signing up for, before making this important financial and lifestyle commitment. We’ve ... ...

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A long Time Coming. New book of Melanie Joosten

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With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, and old age as ... ...

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COTA Victoria calls for a Victorian Inclusive Ageing Strategy in 2017 Policy Priorities Statement

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COTA Victoria’s 2017 Policy Priorities Statement calls for a whole of government approach to improve the lives of our diverse and ageing population. Whilst there are a number of government ... ...

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New Health Complaints Commissioner appointed

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COTA Victoria congratulates Karen Cusack on her appointment as the inaugural Health Complaints Commissioner in Victoria. According to a government media release: A new watchdog with greater powers to protect ... ...

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Older People and Falls

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Researchers from Latrobe University and Alfred Health are exploring the experiences of older people after they suffer an accidental injury from an event, such as a fall. The study aims ... ...

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Sign the petition: Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Access to Mental Health Care

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Sign the petition: Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Access to Mental Health Care Our frailest older Australians deserve the best care on offer Over 170,000 older Australians living in residential ... ...

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Government Update on Assisted Dying Legislation

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce legislation later this year to legalise voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill people in Victoria. The Bill will be consistent with the assisted dying ... ...

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Assisted dying laws will be introduced to the Victorian parliament next year

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Assisted dying laws will be introduced to the Victorian parliament next year COTA Victoria CEO calls for calm and informed discussion on the Government’s response to the End of Life ... ...

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New Ambassador for Elder Abuse Announced

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Councillor Antonella Celi (Mornington Peninsula Shire)
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Gerard Mansour (Victorian Commissioner for Seniors)
Jenny Blakey 
Jeanette Lane (Chair of PACE)
Fiona Richardson (Victorian Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence)
Daniel Mulino (MLC Eastern Victoria)  

New Ambassador for Elder Abuse Announced. On Friday December 2nd, Fiona Richardson, the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, re-announced the Victorian Government’s $1m investment in initiatives to prevent ... ...

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