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November 2018

Age Pension and your choices

November 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
533 Little Lonsdale Street :: Melbourne :: Victoria, 533 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia

This session has been postponed to next year. Topics covered: income and assets tests deeming investments concession issues and tax issues your retirement choices Please contact 1300 13 50 90 for more information.  

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COTA Victoria Annual General Meeting 2018

November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melbourne Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

COTA Victoria invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting 2018 Book on-line  Time: 9:30 a.m. for a 10.00 a.m. start Date: Wednesday 28 November, 2018 Venue: Melbourne Multicultural Hub Blue Room (Opposite Queen Victoria Market) 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 3000 Guest Speaker:  Merle Mitchell AM  Advocate for the rights of older people in Aged Care  COTA Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged 50+ in Victoria.  We believe ageing is a time…

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December 2018

Understanding Age Care fees and Charges-Cancelled

December 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
533 Little Lonsdale Street :: Melbourne :: Victoria, 533 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia

This event has been post poned until next year. To get a realistic understanding of the costs involved come hear from an expert from Centrelink. Please contact 1300 13 50 90 for more information.

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Free

The Zen Of Decluttering

December 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Downsizing and moving can be overwhelming for anyone at any life stage, but for many people who are exiting the family home, particularly after many decades, it can be especially daunting. Mary of Allsorters is an expert in helping people overwhelmed with stuff sort it out, identify their treasures and let go of the unnecessary.null

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February 2019

Free

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – Information Session 8th February 2019

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

null This event is now sold out but will be live streamed on our Facebook page Are you or someone you care about accessing services in the aged care sector? Have you experienced neglect, abuse or poor quality service? Do you want to find out more about the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety? Live streamed on our Facebook page Date: Friday 8th February 2019 Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm  

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Living Longer Living Stronger Update Program – Working With Older Adults

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Go to Eventbrite and Book LLLS Update program – working with older adults.” Full day Training Saturday 30th March 2019 10am to 4pm (Morning Tea included BYO Lunch or CAFÉ in building) 6 CEC points and 2 PD points The aim of the update program is to provide all Fitness instructors with the opportunity to confirm and further develop their skills in working with older adults. Non LLLS instructors are welcome to participate and also improve their skills with a…

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Free

The Power Is Yours – Afternoon Session

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to find some significant savings on your energy bills, choose a provider and register to claim the $50 Power Saving government with the assistance of our COTA team. These free workshops are being hosted by COTA and funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Up until June 2019 Victorian households are being encouraged to undertake a simple exercise to compare their energy bills and access the best deal possible for them. Each participating household will…

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March 2019

Free

Mastering Smartphone Technology

March 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Do you feel slightly left behind by the “digital revolution”? Want to know how to use more of the features of your smartphone or tablet? Come to our free, 5 week training program .Gain confidence in using the technology and language of today’s digital world and master your device! Our friendly expert Michael Macguire will be conducting this program across 5 consecutive workshops. Bring along your smartphone or tablet and learn how to use it effectively. Places in this program…

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Free

Age Pension and your choices

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about how the age pension works and understand the processes around applying for the pension, eligibility requirements and assets tests. This session will be delivered by The Australian Government’s Department of Human Services Financial Information Service (FIS). This session is one in a series of four focussing on retirement. Come along to these free seminars where a FIS expert will talk about the age pension and your choices, retirement income streams, your accommodation options in retirement and residential aged care fees…

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Aged Care Royal Commission – How to write a submission

March 21 @ 12:00 am

How to Write a Submission will be a free group information session to guide people how to follow the royal commission process if they are considering writing a submission. Registrations are essential as numbers are limited. Following its successful consumer information event about the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety last month, COTA Victoria is planning a series of free community engagement sessions to support older people, with the next session being How to Write a Submission. How to…

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