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May 2017
(Photo by Paola Kizette Cimenti via Flickr Creative Commons)

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Boardroom Maddocks, Collins Square, Tower Two, Level 25, 727 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia
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(Photo by Paola Kizette Cimenti via Flickr Creative Commons) COTA Victoria and Transgender Victoria present a panel discussion on the insights and skills needed when working with older LGBTI clients. If you are interested in the issues around future planning or you practice in the area, come and hear from leading experts: The panel will share the key points from a community survey and focus groups that have been conducted to date, and discuss the barriers faced by LGBTI communities…

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Make Renting Fair Campaign Launch

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You are invited to help launch the campaign to make Victoria’s rental laws fair

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June 2017


June 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

null COTA are hosting a free event.  The topics covered will be; Understanding the Aged Care System – Consumer Directed CareRecent reforms of Aged Care have resulted in significant changes to how services are accessed and delivered. In-home aged care is now delivered under a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model, which aims to put choice and flexibility in the hands of the ‘consumes’ through individualised aged care packages. Understanding how the system works is key to empowering seniors in CDC. Step ForwardThis interactive session provides practical information and includes…

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Volunteer Information Session

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

COTA volunteer information session on Friday 30th June 2017. Register online or call 9654 4443. COTA volunteer information session on Friday 30th June 2017. Register online or call 9654 4443. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with COTA contact Karen Ivanka on 9655 2107 or email kivanka@cotavic.org.au.  9:30am         Morning tea & Registration 9:45am            COTA Overview                         COTA Age Friendly Victoria…

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July 2017

The NBN – Will it effect you? And how?

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
COTA Victoria :: Melbourne :: Victoria, COTA Victoria
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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10.30am to 12 noon -- Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Speaker:Elizabeth Simonetti, Community Account Manager, NBN The nbn™ network will be replacing phone and internet services provided over most of the existing landline networks. New infrastructure is being completed and soon, your phone and internet provider will be able to plug into the new  infrastructure to offer you faster internet and phone services. The way in which this is going to affect individuals is raising a lot of questions, particularly among…

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Seniors Employment Forum

July 24 @ 2:02 pm - 5:00 pm

A forum to discuss the highs and lows of seeking and undertaking employment for seniors (people aged 55+) in Kingston. Register by 17 July 2017 by phoning 9581 4797 or email community@kingston.vic.gov.au. The City of Kingston is hosting a forum to discuss the highs and lows of seeking and undertaking employment for seniors (people aged 55+) in Kingston. Guest speakers from leading organisations include:  COTA (Council for the Ageing Victoria) Council’s Economic Development team. Come along to share your experiences.…

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August 2017

Dying to Know Day

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Join D2KDAY for a day of celebrating life, engaging in deep conversations and exploring all the possibilities on offer for end-of-life options

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Forgotten Australians — the past is never the past

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 am

Much has been written about people who grew up in institutional care, but nothing equals hearing directly from the people themselves. COTA invites you to this talk by representatives of Forgotten Australians. Forgotten Australians are the survivors of institutional care which was the standard form of out of home care in Australian for much of the twentieth century. The 2004 Inquiry of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee, Forgotten Australians, estimated that more than 500,000 children have experienced life in…

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September 2017

Post-Death Red Tape – It’s difficult but getting better

September 5 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm

The Energy and Water Ombudsman and the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages are making changes to procedures in relation to death certificates and deceased accounts. For the latest on these developments and to share your insights, please come to this talk by COTA’s Post-Death Red Tape project team who have been working with regulators to discuss ways in which post-death procedures can be simplified.   COTA Victoria’s involvement in these issues began when we became aware of peoples’ struggles…

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Climate for Change (C4C) Gathering – hosted by COTA Victoria’s Green Sages

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

COTA’s Green Sages invites you to come and find out about Climate Change problems and what can be done to help solve it. Climate for Change’s mission is to create the social climate in Australia for effective action on climate change. Venue: COTA Victoria Large Meeting Room 4th Fl, Block Arcade (Use Lift No 3) 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Time:   11:30 am – 1:30 pm Social change happens when ordinary people start having conversations with those they know and…

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