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Introducing our Aged Care Navigator Service

 

The Aged Care Navigators Project has been established to ensure people can get the information they need and be supported as they find their way through a complex system.  ...

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Victorian LGBTI older person’s service promised life-line

 

Switchboard’s Out & About, an LGBTI Community Visitor service, lost most of its funding just before Christmas. ...

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From the desk of the COTA Victoria Financial Counsellor

 

Don’t struggle by yourself and worry about ‘how will I manage’ or ‘what can I do?’ A Financial Counsellor can help you... ...

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Recent tribunal hearing offers hope for ageing apartment residents

 

Most people want to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible as they age – but what if you were to find suddenly that the place ... ...

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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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Increase in the Utility Relief Grants Scheme

 

The Victorian Government has increased the Utility Relief Grant Scheme (URGS) from $500 to $650 for claims assessed from 1 July 2018. The grant provides help to pay a mains ... ...

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Victorian Election 2018 – an opportunity to get involved

 

COTA Victoria are seeking volunteers to talk to local MPs and candidates about issues important to Victorians 50+. If you would like to be a COTA Victoria ambassador to help ... ...

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Getting your $50 power saving bonus

 

Every Victorian household that accesses the State Government’s energy comparison site – where one can find the best electricity and gas deals – will receive a $50 bonus payment from ... ...

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COTA Commends Victorian Opposition’s support for Retirement Housing Ombudsman

 

Media release 26 June 2018 Mathew Guy (Opposition Leader) and Heidi Victoria (Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs) announce they will establish a Retirement Housing Ombudsman if elected in November. According ... ...

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Earn $50 to visit a website: a reminder

 

The Government is offering a $50 bonus to each household that uses the Victorian Energy Compare website between 1 July and 31 December, 2018. You are not even required to ... ...

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Supported gyms allow older people to work at their own pace

 

(Photo: Adobe Stock images) The Living Longer Living Stronger™ progressive strength training program operates at 100 sites across Victoria. Some programs are large and some are small, some operate from multiple ... ...

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