COTA Victoria is seeking new representatives for a number of external committees to forward the views of COTA and older people to various consumer user and government advisory bodies.
As the peak body that represents and advocates on behalf of older people across the state, older people sees the participation of older people vital to providing authentic feedback to the relevant organisations.
The groups include: VCOSS Emergency Management Advisory Group, the Transport Victoria (PTV) Accessibility Strategic Reference Group, and a number of different utility and energy consumer advisory groups.
COTA Victoria CEO Ronda Held said representatives on external committees are a vital part of the organisation’s strategy to achieve social change to advance the well-being of older people.
“Increasing the number of competent and well informed representatives increases the extent of COTA’s reach into society,” Ms Held said.
“Representation on the committees and advisory groups gives the opportunity to have a greater variety of older persons as representatives, building stronger relationships between COTA and other organisations and, most importantly, it gives the volunteer representative the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our communities.”
COTA Victoria will host a lunch for current and potential committee and advisory group representatives on Wednesday March 21 from 11am to 1pm in its new offices, Level 4/533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
“We know our COTA representatives provide positive examples of having older people in positions of advocacy, to show how older people contribute to better our society, dispelling negative stereotypes,” Ms Held said.
“If being a representative for COTA Victoria is something that would interest you come along and hear from other representatives about what you can expect and the work they do.”
For more information or to register your interest phone Victoria Wells on 9655 2401 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org