Voices of Older People

COTA regularly represents ‘the voice’ of older Victorians to government and other stakeholders through submissions to formal inquiries and on decision-making and advisory bodies. But we also try to provide platforms for older people to speak directly on issues of importance to their lives.  COTA’s Voices of Older People series brings a broad diversity of narratives  to the forefront of thinking on issues of importance not only to policy makers, but to everyone with an interest in the wellbeing of older people.

Over the past 18 months, a number of interviews, focus groups and informal chats have resulted in the following four papers on leadership in later life, on the importance of walking, on feeling ‘invisible’ as we age and on experiences of home and community care – we hope you find them an interesting read!

It’s never too late to start: leadership in later life

Feeling Invisible: You really start to look in the mirror and ask ‘am I really here’?

The freedom to walk

What do people expect from community-based aged care services?

If you are interested in being involved in the ‘Voices’ project for 2016, you can register your interest with sgranek@cotavic.org.au. What topics would you like to hear older Victorians experiences of?

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