COTA Seniors Conference

The COTA Vic 2014 Statewide Seniors Conference is a key event for
older Victorians and organisations with an interest in issues
that impact on older people.

Your Guide to an Age Friendly Victoria

The aim of the 2014 conference is to advance an age friendly Victoria in the face of age discrimination. The conference will explore the experience of older people striving to improve their diverse local communities and age friendly ambassadors from across the state are invited to share stories and strategies, with a focus on ‘what works’?

The Keynote speaker is Grace Chan, Asia/Pacific Regional Vice President, International Federation on Ageing, and Chief Officer of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.  Grace has a wealth of experience in global age friendly initiatives and international developments around ageing. COTA is committed to empowering a diverse voice of older Victorian’s and Grace will also deliver one of our workshops in Mandarin – don’t miss out if that is your preferred language.

Our panel discussion will include Grace Chan, Commissioner Kate Jenkins (Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission) and some older Victorians actively challenging discrimination in local communities.. If you have questions you would like considered for the panel, email them to

Finally, a choice of workshops aims to offer a diverse range of topics:


  • Creating Sustainable Communities Local initiatives in co-housing Katherine Barling and Mary Springer (from Transition Banyule & Banyule co-housing project) will share their knowledge on co-housing, multi-generational and sustainable housing projects occurring in Victoria.
  • Age friendly – stories from the grassroots
  • Age friendly for Chinese speaking communities 

Please book online. Or if you are unable to do so please call 1300 13 50 90.

Read about previous Conferences:

2013 Seniors Conference
2012 Seniors Conference

2011 Seniors Conference
2010 Seniors Conference

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