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October 2016

Scams and travelling conmen

October 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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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Dying to talk – City of Casey

October 25, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

An information and discussion event on what matters most to us as we approach end of life. This is for Older people, family, carers and friends. What are your wishes for end-of-life care? What is your most pressing question about death and dying? How do you start this conversation with those that are closest to you? Time: 9:15am for 9:30am start Duration: 3 hours Venue: Council Chamber 1, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narrie Warren Morning tea will be…

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Sleeping well as we age

October 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Having a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining good health. Having a good night's sleep is important for maintaining good health. This will be an interactive session discussin the sleep-wake cycle and you.  It will include tips to overcome long term sleeping problems and improving your sleep patterns Time: 9:45am registration for 10:00am start Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes Venue: Meeting Room 7, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren Morning tea will be provided Registrations close…

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November 2016

Launch of Older Person’s Housing Strategy

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Homes for Life: Towards an older persons housing strategy Thursday November 17 2016 Ross House Level 4, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 11.45am Guest speaker Commissioner for Senior Victorians Mr Gerard Mansour, followed by presentation of HAAG life memberships 12.15pm Launch of Older Person’s Housing Strategy – by Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Mr Gerard Mansour Coalition partners speakers: Daisy Ellery, Housing for the Aged Action Group Myfan Jordan, COTA Victoria Fair Go For Pensioners Marion Lau, Ethnic Communities Council of…

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Your Wellbeing Your Plan

November 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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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Annual General Meeting

November 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting of Council on the Ageing Victoria will be held on Wednesday 23 November, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. in the COTA Meeting Room, 4th Floor, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.  Bookings are essential:  Register or by calling – 9655 2125

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March 2017

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

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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