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October 2018

Free

Q&A: Climate Change – Changing Minds

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panel: Ken Parker, Tony Gleeson and a special guest speaker. COTA Green Sages will host a discussion session on getting active around solutions to climate change. What ideas do we have? Do older people play a special role? Share your stories of success with us!   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William Street

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The Poetry that Changed Melbourne

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Image courtesy of Paul Rubner This talk is an exploration of “performance poetry” in Melbourne, to show the poetry of the “ear” and its manifestations on a host of human concerns. The speaker, published poet PiO, represented Australia at various international poetry festivals. He is the editor of the magazine UNUSUAL WORK.   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff…

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Your story matters – bring it to life

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

COTA have established a family story telling service. Given time to reminisce and a bit of prompting we all have stories to tell. COTA’s Jonathan Pietsch will demonstrate how to use Reminiscing Story Cards to bring your family history to life.   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William Street

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The Zen of Decluttering

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mary Harnan of Allsorters is a specialist in downsizing and an expert in helping people overwhelmed with stuff in their homes to sort, identify their treasures and let go of the unnecessary. Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William Street

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Asylum Seekers

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.

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Aged Care – trying to find a pathway

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Arranging subsidised help at home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. Hear the first-person account of speaker Kirsty Chalmers’ journey through the system as she supported her mother.   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William Street

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How words can help you find your way

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The motto of the oldest known library in the world in Egypt is translated as ‘the house of healing for the soul’. Reading in a group can improve wellbeing for both the listener and the reader. Victoria Wells, a qualified bibliotherapist, leads a shared reading session.   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William…

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Real Forensic Scientists

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This event is full. We have all seen the programs about how the murder is solved but is it like that? Dr Henry Roberts, former Forensic Scientist with Victorian Police, explains how DNA is used as evidence.   Venue: COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near the cnr of William Street towards the Southern Cross Station) Public Transport: 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station, Tram No. 58 runs William Street

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LLLS Training Session

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training update: Opportunity for all LLLS Instructors Full day training session   Saturday 27th October 2018 10am to 4pm (lunch included) 6 CEC points and 2 PD points Book online: https://lllstraining27oct18.eventbrite.com.au The aim of the update program is to provide all LLLS instructors with the opportunity to confirm and further develop their skills. The day will cover: An overview of the aims of Living Longer Living Stronger Assessment and health appraisal (risk management) Seniors fitness test Considerations, modifications for exercise…

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November 2018

Free

Understanding Retirement Income Streams

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Centrelink seminar Topics covered: how income streams work options available tax and Centrelink assessment the consequences of your choices Date: 12th November 2018 Time: 10:30am to 12:00 noon Where: COTA Victoria, Level 4, 533 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Please contact 1300 13 50 90 for more information or assistance with registration.

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