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October 2018

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The Poetry that Changed Melbourne

October 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session is currently full. 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, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.

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Aged Care – trying to find a pathway

October 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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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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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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