Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria and Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) have welcomed the federal budget, which last night delivered vital cost of living support for older Victorians and will deliver immediate benefits as we enter a challenging winter period.
“It’s all based on positive ageing; healthy ageing,” added COTA Victoria Volunteer Peer Educator, John Doutch, detailing the Narre Warren OM:NI group in action.
“We’re talking about people keeping their bodies fit and healthy,” he continued. "Mentally, spiritually, & psychologically."
Our COTA Victoria Strategic Plan 2023-2025 will ensure we can continue to support older Victorians over the next three years and beyond.
The Strategic Plan clearly defines our pathway for the future, and is based on our positive and pragmatic perspective of ageing in Victoria. It is based around fo
In this document, COTA Victoria is providing a key list of funding initiatives that warrant serious consideration across Victorian Government portfolios. We have focussed on four priorities that require timely attention over the next year – in the 2023-24 Victorian State Budget and beyond.
As we grow older, we often find ourselves spending more time at home alone. Being lonely or socially isolated is not good for your overall health. For example, it can increase feelings of depression or anxiety, which can have a negative impact on many other aspects of our health.
Older Men: New Ideas (OM:NI) is a men’s discussion group developed by COTA Victoria that provides a safe, confidential and respectful space for men to share their thoughts, experiences and ideas. A recent area meeting in Pakenham saw 35 members come together from over 6 regions.
This month we remember Bernie Bond, who joined COTA Victoria as a volunteer in 2005. As a peer educator, an advocate for age-friendly communities and a founder of Older Men's Discussion Groups (OM:NI) in Melbourne's south-east, Bernie made an enormous contribution to the wellbeing of older Victorian
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