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March 2017
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Give us feedback on our epilepsy education resources for older people

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please register online here by Tuesday February 27th. Did you know older people over the age of 65 years have one of the highest incidences of epilepsy? If you are 65 years of age or over, COTA Victoria and the Epilepsy Foundation need your feedback on epilepsy community education resources.  The aim is to inform older people, families and carers on epilepsy in the later years. We want to dispel myths and provide easy to understand information on what seizures are, how…

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WPI Presents Hidden Figures

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WPI invite you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017 with a special screening of the film, Hidden Figures. The film is based on the biographical story of three African American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in US history. We are also proudly launching our most recent Social Return on Investment Evaluation on the night and will be introducing our Building Futures fundraising campaign. On Tuesday 7 March 2017 LOCATION The Kino 45…

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April 2017
Free

WILLS – what you need to know and do before seeing your lawyer

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session is the perfect first step to making your Will. It offers an overview of the legal process and highlights the key things to think about. Our speaker, Ray Kaynes has been a lawyer for some 38 years and will offer his insights on common mistakes and how to avoid them, how to make sure you choose the correct executor and the implications around intestacy and jointly held property. Ray will not provide legal advice to individuals, but will be happy to answer…

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Volunteer Information Session

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

COTA volunteer information session on Friday 7th April, 2017. Register online or call 9654 4443. COTA Victoria has an active volunteer program with many interesting and diverse roles available to volunteers. All volunteers are provided with a comprehensive orientation program and training is provided on the specific program or area of work. 9:30am         Morning tea & Registration 9:45am         COTA Overview                     COTA Age Friendly…

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May 2017
Free

Retirement Housing Forum

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

If you or a family member lives in a retirement village, Caravan Park, residential park or independent living unit this forum is for you!

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(Photo by Paola Kizette Cimenti via Flickr Creative Commons)

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Boardroom Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower Two, Level 25, 727 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia
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(Photo by Paola Kizette Cimenti via Flickr Creative Commons) COTA Victoria and Transgender Victoria present a panel discussion on the insights and skills needed when working with older LGBTI clients. If you are interested in the issues around future planning or you practice in the area, come and hear from leading experts: The panel will share the key points from a community survey and focus groups that have been conducted to date, and discuss the barriers faced by LGBTI communities…

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Free

Make Renting Fair Campaign Launch

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You are invited to help launch the campaign to make Victoria’s rental laws fair

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June 2017
Free

FREE INFORMATION SESSION

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

null COTA are hosting a free event.  The topics covered will be; Understanding the Aged Care System – Consumer Directed CareRecent reforms of Aged Care have resulted in significant changes to how services are accessed and delivered. In-home aged care is now delivered under a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model, which aims to put choice and flexibility in the hands of the ‘consumes’ through individualised aged care packages. Understanding how the system works is key to empowering seniors in CDC. Step ForwardThis interactive session provides practical information and includes…

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Volunteer Information Session

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

COTA volunteer information session on Friday 30th June 2017. Register online or call 9654 4443. COTA volunteer information session on Friday 30th June 2017. Register online or call 9654 4443. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with COTA contact Karen Ivanka on 9655 2107 or email kivanka@cotavic.org.au.  9:30am         Morning tea & Registration 9:45am            COTA Overview                         COTA Age Friendly Victoria…

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July 2017

The NBN – Will it effect you? And how?

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
COTA Victoria :: Melbourne :: Victoria, COTA Victoria
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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10.30am to 12 noon -- Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Speaker:Elizabeth Simonetti, Community Account Manager, NBN The nbn™ network will be replacing phone and internet services provided over most of the existing landline networks. New infrastructure is being completed and soon, your phone and internet provider will be able to plug into the new  infrastructure to offer you faster internet and phone services. The way in which this is going to affect individuals is raising a lot of questions, particularly among…

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