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JOB: Administration Officer, Seniors Rights Victoria

Seniors Rights Victoria provides leadership across Victoria by addressing and responding to older people experiencing abuse. We seek an enthusiastic and well organised Administration Officer to: Provide wide ranging administrative ... ...

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Connecting rural communities: Overcoming health barriers

COTA is acutely aware of the health barriers faced by older people living in rural areas – it is a key area in which we advocate. As part of our ... ...

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Dying to Talk – a special COTA event - May 27

Tuesday 27 May COTA Victoria and Palliative Care Victoria invite you to Dying to Talk on Tuesday, 27 May. This special event is on talking about what matters most to ... ...

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You Decide Who Decides- Understanding Enduring Powers of Attorney - May 15

This is an education session on Enduring Powers of Attorney important for planning for the future. We will introduce our interactive program “You decide who decides” to help with the ... ...

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Discrimination faced by older people living with HIV

COTA VIC and the Victorian Aids Council this week ran a well attended seminar on HIV and Ageing at the Alfred Hospital. This was the first time a cross section ... ...

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Yarra Junction FORUM Healthy and Active Living for Older People - May 15

Yarra Junction FORUM Healthy and Active Living for Older People Program 1.  Fun Fitness & the Pelvic Floor -  10.00am – 12.30pm  FREE TO THE PUBLIC More than 4.8 million ... ...

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Joint Submission on Reforms to Retail Legislation 2014 and Planned Outages re utilities

COTA’s Policy Council has contributed to the Joint Submission on Reforms to Retail Legislation 2014 and Planned Outages re utilities. You can download and read the submission here: Joint Submission ... ...

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COTA Vic submission to Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with a Disability

COTA Victoria recently made a Submission to the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with a Disability. You can download and read a copy of ... ...

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COTA Statewide Seniors Conference 2014 - April 28

Your Guide to an Age Friendly Victoria  The COTA Vic 2014 Statewide Seniors Conference is a key event for older Victorians and organisations with an interest in issues that impact ... ...

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COTA Victoria launches Working Paper on Social Isolation, mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians

DO CURRENT POLICIES RISK SOCIAL ISOLATION OF OLDER PEOPLE? COTA Victoria has launched its latest working paper: Working Paper_Social Isolation. The paper can be downloaded here: Working Paper_Social Isolation On ... ...

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COTA brings social media to the Whittlesea Seniors Virtual Village

In February, COTA presented a social media information session as part of the City of Whittlesea’s Seniors Virtual Village project.  It was a fantastic opportunity for locals to learn more ... ...

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BENDIGO FORUM-Healthy and Active Living for Older People - March 18

COTA Victoria and City of Greater Bendigo invite older people to two great forums that will be: 1.      Fun Fitness & the Pelvic Floor – 10:00am – 12:30pm Gain a better understand ... ...

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Age Friendly Victoria Forum in Melbourne - October 10

Join us at an Age Friendly Victoria forum to hear about some of the exciting, revolutionary and practical things that older people around the world are bringing to their communities. ... ...

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Unlock the mysteries of your mobile phone

Do you have a mobile phone or smart phone that you’re not 100% confident about using? Come along to a one-on-one session with Basil, an IT trainer, who will help ... ...

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COTA at the UN working group on elders’ rights, New York

Rights and Older people – Why is ageism not as abhorrent as sex or race discrimination? A report by Sue Hendy, COTA Victoria CEO Why should we care about older ... ...

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COTA 2013 Statewide Conference Report published

The COTA Victoria Statewide Conference report – Respect, Dignity, Rights (downloadable PDF) has been published. The conference helps set COTA’s advocacy agenda, and reflects the work and discussion undertaken at ... ...

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Upcoming event: Getting Better with Age

COTA Victoria is pleased to announce that CEO Sue Hendy will join a panel including Father Bob Maguire AM at Melbourne Town Hall on 28 August to discuss the facts ... ...

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Father Bob Maguire joins COTA at Fair Go for Pensioners Rally

Father bob macguire at rally  

Melbourne’s “larrikin priest” Father Bob Maguire joined COTA and other groups at the Fair Go For Pensioners rally yesterday to remind the Victorian government that it is getting increasingly difficult ... ...

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Join the Justice for Pensioners Rally, 10 July

Pensioners, people on Newstart and supporters of all ages are invited to join a Justice for Pensioners rally at 11am on Wednesday 10 July on the steps of State Parliament ... ...

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Older People playing sport in Flemington

Sports, Games and Activities will continue at Flemington Community Centre (25 Mt Alexander Road) every Wednesday at 11.00am – 12noon.  There is a gold coin donation to participate.  It’s target ... ...

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Having a go at badminton!

COTA Vic, has formed a partnership with Badminton Victoria, City of Glen Eira and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre to promote Badminton for older adults. The badminton sessions will ... ...

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Pension cuts will hit the vulnerable and subsidise the rich

Ian Yates, Chief Executive of COTA Australia says cutting the pension would hit the most vulnerable, while subsidising superannuation for the rich. Speaking on ABC Radio’s PM program on Monday, ... ...

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Demystifying Social Media – April 2013 - April 24

Are you curious about Facebook and Twitter? Do you want to understand why so many people have their heads stuck in a smart phone on the tram? Are you thinking ... ...

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COTA Volunteer Information Sessions 19/5/14 - May 19

COTA volunteer information session on Monday 19th May. Register online or if you would like to find out more about volunteering with COTA contact Karen Ivanka on 9655 2107 or email kivanka@cotavic.org.au. 9:30am   ... ...

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