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Seniors Information COTA Victoria has information on a wide range of topics. Follow the links below to find out more information on frequently requested topics.
Are you a family member or friend requiring aged care services?
Want to know the current income rates for the age pension? What about the assets test?
Do you know what Concessions Cards are available to you?
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.
Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
For help with Elder Abuse phone Seniors Rights Victoria on : 1300 368 821
Seniors Rights Victoria has a series of publications and community educations kits about Elder Abuse prevention – they are available in 6 different community languages.
Holders of some concession cards may be eligible for discounts on electricy and gas bills
The Commonwealth Government Energy Supplement is a payment to help with energy costs. Details of eligibility can be found on the Department of Human Services website.
Victorian Energy Compare is a free, independent energy price comparison tool. It uses information you provide about both your household and your energy bills to help find the best energy offers for you.
Want to save on power? Need some financial assistance? Find out what services are available.
Retirement Villages, Independent Living Units, Abbeyfield Houses, Homeshare and other housing options. Go to Accommodation for more information on Housing Options for Older Victorians.
Retiring to a rural community? Click here to view things to investigate and consider
Legal Information on a wide range of topics for seniors. For more information on Legal topics look here
End of Life Information
In mid-2016, the Victorian Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee reported on an inquiry into end of life choices, recommending that Victoria introduce a legal framework for assisted dying. The Victorian Government is now deciding whether to implement the recommended reforms.
COTA have put together two information sheets with a summary of the reforms. Please follow the Links below to view a copy of them:
Also you can visit our list of links to assist you in thinking through the issues.
More information about End of Life and Palliative Care
A source of information to assist older LGBTI people in Victoria.
Where can I find a seniors club and how can I support my club? For more information on seniors clubs look here
Navigating Post-Death Procedures and Formalities
As a way of supporting recently bereaved families navigate post-death formalities, COTA Victoria has produced Death of a Partner: a practical guide for partners and families.
Social & Wellbeing
Get rid of that stress, feel good about yourself and stay healthy and connected. For more information on physical activity and social groups for older adults look here.
Other Useful Links
For links to useful state and local government websites click here
Haven’t found what you’re looking for?
Call 1300 13 50 90 to speak to an information officer for more information