In our previous article, we opened a discussion about loneliness. It’s an issue for Australians of all ages, including older Australians; people experiencing loneliness need to be exposed to opportunities to connect socially.
“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."
Primary Health Networks across the country have now commissioned Care Finder organisations to focus on older adults who might otherwise fall through the cracks. This local approach will ensure Care Finder services are tailored to support the specific needs of vulnerable older adults.
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.
These days, more than 40 per cent of adults spend most of their day sitting. But chances are, sitting still was a luxury for Grandma. By pausing to ask, “What would Grandma do?”, we can find active alternatives to sedentary choices – and cut our risk for a range of diseases such as diabetes, cancer
Victoria has embarked on major reforms aimed at creating a health and wellbeing system that gives all Victorians access to holistic treatment, care and support. We invite you to join us for a day-long forum in either Morwell or Bendigo where we will explore exactly what this means....
With the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, tabled on 2nd March 2021, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria will be hosting a forum in Morwell to unravel the Royal Commission’s recommendations and the impact they will have on people aged 50 plus.
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