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From the desk of the COTA Victoria Financial Counsellor – helping protect your rights

 

Have you, or someone you know, been doing it tough and getting behind with the utility bills? Or perhaps it’s the mortgage or rates? Are you worried that you won’t ... ...

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COTA Victoria financial counselling service

 

At times, people can find themselves struggling to buy food, pay the rent or mortgage and can be juggling numerous debts. If you’re in this situation, a financial counsellor can ... ...

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Do you know about Utility Relief Grants URG’s?

 

URG’s (Utility Relief Grants) are offered by the Victorian Government to assist you to pay overdue energy (electricity and gas) or water bills at times that you do not have ... ...

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Beware fake tradies

 

As the weather warms up, fake tradies (also known as travelling con men) will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services. Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning ... ...

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OM:NI men’s discussion group in Berwick

 

The first OM:NI men’s discussion group in Victoria was established in 2004, under the umbrella of COTA Victoria. Since then, further groups have been established in the state, with participants wellbeing benefiting greatly as a result of their involvement. ...

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Two and a half million Victorian mouths ignored – Victorian Oral Health Alliance

 

“Despite a range of good health measures in the ALP’s election platform, there is still a large hole – public dental care for the 2.5 million Victorians who are eligible” ...

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Elder abuse service 10 year celebration

 

Seniors Rights Victoria, an elder abuse service based on the advocacy social worker/lawyer model hosted its 10 year anniversary celebration recently at Melbourne City Bowling Club. Guest speakers included Victorian ... ...

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Shock retirement village costs revealed

 

Some Retirement Villages are charging fees for a two-bedroom apartment that soon add up to the equivalent of renting a luxury waterfront mansion. Residents who live in a village for ... ...

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Have your say on important issues for Australians aged 50+

 

Have your say on important issues for Australians aged 50+ by 23 October and win an iPad 4 Wi-Fi + cellular. This annual survey is designed to understand what the ... ...

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Royal Commission welcome but must not delay action on urgently needed reforms already in train and in the wings

 

Peak older persons advocate, COTA Australia, today welcomed the Royal Commission into aged care for the spotlight it will throw on the challenges facing aged care over the next two ... ...

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