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July 2018

Your health records online: learn more

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
COTA Victoria :: Melbourne :: Victoria, COTA Victoria
Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Speaker: Eileen Khaw, Northern Metropolitan Primary Health Network The My Health Record is a Government initiative that allows all your important health information to be digitally available in one secure location. Information such as allergies, medical conditions, medications, test or scan reports can be stored on the My Health Record. Having a My Health Record means your doctors, specialists, pharmacists and hospital staff may be able to access your information if they need to, like in an accident or emergency.…

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Safeguard your future: Advance Care

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Advance Care Planning is a process of planning for your healthcare, for a time when you cannot make or communicate your decisions. This session will provide updates on new laws for medical decision making, provide guidance and suggestions about the steps you need to take when making your plans, what you need to consider and how to access information. Date: 24th July 2018 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Where: COTA Victoria, Level 4, 533 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Please contact 1300…

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Free

Retirement Reality

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

Topics include: government policy; working out how much you need to retire on; investment options to prepare yourself; and when should I retire? Date: 30th July 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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September 2018

Free

Understanding Superannuation

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

Centrelink Seminar This session will include the new Downsizing Superannuation contribution rules for over 65's. Date:  10th September 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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October 2018

Free

The Poetry that Changed Melbourne

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

I will be exploring the advent of “performance poetry” in Melbourne or as it has been variously described “Spoken word”. I will explore the poetry i began writing in the early 70s to the present. Covering workers poetry, migrant poetry, stand-up poetry, street poetry, statistics poetry, and any kind of question that’s bought up in the course of performance. The intention is to show the poetry of the “ear” and its various manifestations on a whole host of human concerns.null

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Reminiscing story cards

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

With time to reminisce and a bit of prompting we all have stories to tell. Jonathan will demonstrate the use of reminiscing story cards.null

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The Zen of Decluttering

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Post it notes in a grid with text - De Clutter, Recycle, Sell, Keep, Trash, Donate

Mary of Allsorters is an expert in helping people overwhelmed with stuff in their homes to sort them out, identify their treasures and let go of the unnecessary. About Mary Harnan For many years Mary has helped clients wanting to live safely in their current home or helping those downsizing/moving on often to retirement/independent living (the 3rd age) or aged care (the 4th age). Mary has sorted 100’s of homes & worked with 100’s of clients, often helping clients to…

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Asylum Seekers

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

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Aged Care – how I navigated the system

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

Speaker: Kirsty Chalmers, COTA Volunteer Arranging for subsidised help at home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. Come along to this talk for a first-person account of one family’s journey through the system. Date: 11th October 2018 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Venue: COTA Victoria, Level 4, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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Shared reading

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

Reading, in a group, sharing the experience of the words and the rhythm can improve wellbeing for both the listener and the reader. Join Victoria Wells as she leads a shared reading session.null

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