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July 2018

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Home Care Services – How I navigated the system

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To get a first hand understanding of navigating My Aged Care. Come hear from Kirsty Chalmers who will share her experience and learnings. TALK RESCHEDULED! Date: 21st June  12th July 2018 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Where: COTA Victoria NEW OFFICE: Level 4, 533 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Please contact 1300 13 50 90 for more information or assistance with registration.

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Your health records online: learn more

July 24 @ 12:30 pm
COTA Victoria :: Melbourne :: Victoria, COTA Victoria, 4th Fl, 533 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Speaker: Eileen Khaw, North West Melbourne 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…

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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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October 2018

Free

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

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 @ 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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November 2018

Age Pension and your choices

November 19 @ 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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