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COTA State Election Platform 2014

Participation and connection are the heart of inclusive and healthy age friendly communities, yet many older people face barriers to these. The vital contribution older people make to our communities ... ...

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Staying Safe in the Heat

  The heat is here, it is time to refresh how to cope well with the scorching Australian summer. COTA Victoria is participating with the Victorian Department of Health in a ... ...

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Hands off our Pension

MEDIA RELEASE – COTA Australia Hands off our pension For more information got to www.cota.org.au/hotp Older Australians launch campaign to protect the pension Leading seniors advocate COTA Australia today launched a ... ...

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COTA and Author Tony Birch invite you to his next writing workshop

The People’s Weather Report has begun – but it’s not too late for you to get involved in this arts project responding to the global threat of climate change.  WRITING ... ...

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Norma’s Project: A report into the sexual assault of older women in Australia

Australia’s most comprehensive research study into the sexual assault of older women has recommended the mandatory licensing of care workers and a review of aged care standards to include a ... ...

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Response to Federal Budget 2014

COTA Australia has published its response to the Federal Budget 2014. The 2014-15 Budget contains a wide range of expenditure cuts and changes across many Government programs with the stated aim ... ...

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CHURCHILL FORUM Healthy and Active Living for Older People

 Who should attend? Anyone over 50 and anyone interested in the health and well-being of those over 50 years Booking online here - Bookings are essential and close Friday 13th June 2014 Please note ... ...

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Need To Know : Pathways to Information

Information Literacy Session at COTA on A well informed person is a profitable and safe consumer, parent, employee, patient, traveler etc. To find out how to navigate the many sources ... ...

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Pension cuts will hit the vulnerable and subsidise the rich

Ian Yates, Chief Executive of COTA Australia says cutting the pension would hit the most vulnerable, while subsidising superannuation for the rich. Speaking on ABC Radio’s PM program on Monday, ... ...

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Commission of Audit: Seniors left in the lurch by badly advised business leaders

Older Australians will be shocked by many of the recommendations contained in the Commission of Audit in the areas of health care, pensions and aged care, says leading seniors advocate ... ...

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COTA Victoria launches State Election survey for older people

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Victoria, the leading voice for older people in Victoria for over 60 years, has today launched an online survey of older Victorians to establish their ... ...

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Connecting rural communities: Overcoming health barriers

COTA is acutely aware of the health barriers faced by older people living in rural areas – it is a key area in which we advocate. As part of our ... ...

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Discrimination faced by older people living with HIV

COTA VIC and the Victorian Aids Council this week ran a well attended seminar on HIV and Ageing at the Alfred Hospital. This was the first time a cross section ... ...

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Joint Submission on Reforms to Retail Legislation 2014 and Planned Outages re utilities

COTA’s Policy Council has contributed to the Joint Submission on Reforms to Retail Legislation 2014 and Planned Outages re utilities. You can download and read the submission here: Joint Submission ... ...

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COTA Vic submission to Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with a Disability

COTA Victoria recently made a Submission to the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with a Disability. You can download and read a copy of ... ...

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COTA Victoria launches Working Paper on Social Isolation, mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians

DO CURRENT POLICIES RISK SOCIAL ISOLATION OF OLDER PEOPLE? COTA Victoria has launched its latest working paper: Working Paper_Social Isolation. The paper can be downloaded here: Working Paper_Social Isolation On ... ...

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COTA brings social media to the Whittlesea Seniors Virtual Village

In February, COTA presented a social media information session as part of the City of Whittlesea’s Seniors Virtual Village project.  It was a fantastic opportunity for locals to learn more ... ...

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Unlock the mysteries of your mobile phone

Do you have a mobile phone or smart phone that you’re not 100% confident about using? Come along to a one-on-one session with Basil, an IT trainer, who will help ... ...

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COTA at the UN working group on elders’ rights, New York

Rights and Older people – Why is ageism not as abhorrent as sex or race discrimination? A report by Sue Hendy, COTA Victoria CEO Why should we care about older ... ...

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Upcoming event: Getting Better with Age

COTA Victoria is pleased to announce that CEO Sue Hendy will join a panel including Father Bob Maguire AM at Melbourne Town Hall on 28 August to discuss the facts ... ...

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Father Bob Maguire joins COTA at Fair Go for Pensioners Rally

Father bob macguire at rally  

Melbourne’s “larrikin priest” Father Bob Maguire joined COTA and other groups at the Fair Go For Pensioners rally yesterday to remind the Victorian government that it is getting increasingly difficult ... ...

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Join the Justice for Pensioners Rally, 10 July

Pensioners, people on Newstart and supporters of all ages are invited to join a Justice for Pensioners rally at 11am on Wednesday 10 July on the steps of State Parliament ... ...

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Older People playing sport in Flemington

Sports, Games and Activities will continue at Flemington Community Centre (25 Mt Alexander Road) every Wednesday at 11.00am – 12noon.  There is a gold coin donation to participate.  It’s target ... ...

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Having a go at badminton!

COTA Vic, has formed a partnership with Badminton Victoria, City of Glen Eira and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre to promote Badminton for older adults. The badminton sessions will ... ...

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International Day of Older People

MAJOR CHALLENGES FACE AGEING AUSTRALIA International Day of Older persons Media Release To mark the occasion of International Day of Older People COTA Victoria is launching it’s State Election Platform ... ...

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Presentations now online from COTA Policy Forum 2014

We are pleased to announced that COTA Australia has put all the speaker presentations from our recent National Policy Forum online. The topic of this year’s forum, held in Canberra ... ...

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End of Life Issues

What work is COTA Victoria doing on end of life planning? On May 27th COTA Victoria with Palliative Care Victoria held a successful event (DYING TO TALK) on starting conversations ... ...

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