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August 2016
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Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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Speaker: Gemma White, Project Worker Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) The number of older people renting in the private market in Victoria has increased by 44% since 2006. Along with lower rates of home ownership and reductions in supply of public housing, the private rental market is becoming the main housing option available for people on low incomes. However, private rental housing is highly insecure, unaffordable and unadaptable for people as they age. Older renters from culturally and…

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September 2016
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Live well, die well: The role of palliative care

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

The fear and taboos around talking about death prevent many people from accessing palliative care services. These are crucial services available to people with a life limiting illness, their carers and families. We hope this session will make a difference for you or someone in your life. At the session, experienced peer educators will lead a discussion addressing some of the myths that stop people from accessing services and provide information on the types of services available through palliative care.

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Volunteer Information Session

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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COTA volunteer information session on Friday 16th September 2016. Register online or call 1300 13 50 90. 9:30am         Morning tea & Registration 9:45am         COTA Overview COTA Age Friendly Victoria Peer Education 11:30am       Session Close

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October 2016
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Consumer-directed care

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

All aged care in-home services are now delivered in a consumer-directed care (CDC) model. CDC puts the choice back in the hands of consumers and offers them greater flexibility and options. Find out how you can make informed decisions.  Plus: Discover Springvale, presented by Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust  

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Scams and travelling conmen

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Speaker: Clyde Vanderholt, Regional Officer, Consumer Affairs Victoria More than 19,000 Victorians reported a scam in 2014. Scams are schemes designed to deceive you, generally for the purpose of stealing your money or personal details. Some scams involve travelling con men who are dodgy tradesmen who come knocking on your door. Typically they do jobs such as driveway resurfacing, painting, roof repairs and carpet cleaning at a cheap rate. Often, they pressure people, offering ‘today only’ specials. This session will…

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November 2016
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Your Wellbeing Your Plan

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Most of us wish to age well. A core part of this is considering your wellbeing. Research informs us that even the smallest change to daily activities can have a large impact on your wellbeing. Well being, active ageing, enablement, wellness, person-centered care and so forth are terms we are hearing more often when talking about ageing and aged care services in Australia. This session will break down the terminology and provide tools for you to identify what is important…

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