Be an Agent of Change
One hundred and thirty older people attended COTA’s 2011 Seniors’ Conference. They created their own agenda to inspire and learn from each other about wise action on how older people can take leadership roles in the community.
Above, participants set their agenda for the day.
Feedback from Policy Council on Conference Sessions Here you will find notes on what Policy Council said they can pick up and consider in setting policy priorities for 2012-2013. All sessions on Climate Change have been feed into the Green Sages project.
Please click on the link to see a selection of photos of the day. You can view them as a slide show in FLICKR by clicking on the icon to the right of the set.
On the day, we created our Wishing Tree to express two hopes and one concern for the future of our environment.
Click on a session to see what conversations took place. Please note you will need to scroll through the material in each session as it can cover a few pages. This material is a series of working documents and represents initial contributions by participants on the day. It does not represent decisions or a course of action endorsed by COTA Victoria at this stage.
- Communicating Climate Change
- Creativity and Activism
- Sense of Perspective on Climate Change
- Encouraging Physical Activity
- Poverty and Older Women
- Seniors and financial abuse
- Linking with your Local Community
- Provision of knowledge & mentoring using seniors
- Affordable Long-term Accommodation for People with Disabilities
- Banner making workshops and enhancing your creative self
- Encouraging more men into men’s discussion groups
- Working with Local Councils
- Discrimination effected by the age of technology
- Mentoring services to older people
- Continued Learning: Keeping Mind & Brain Active
- Dental health for seniors
- Actions to increase pensions for older people
- Effective questioning at a public forum
- Employment opportunities for older people
The above are working ‘live’ documents. Please contact COTA’s Policy Unit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9655 2142 if you have comments, updates or further suggestions. We can easily add to them.
The day was rounded off with a question and answer session with the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon. Mark Butler. Please click on this link for a brief summary of this conversation.