COTA Victoria offers in-depth guides and resources on a range of topics.
Inclusive use of digital and non-digital communications: A guide for Commonwealth Home Support Program Providers
This guide aims to support Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) providers to meet the needs and preferences of older people who are not well digitally connected, or who face digital communication challenges.
These issues came to the fore during the COVID-19 lockdowns which forced a rapid switch to digital platforms in many areas of health and social care. It is time now to take a considered look at how the sector can move forward on these issues.
To this end, the guide offers suggestions and tips to help decision-making on alternative means of communication, across digital and non-digital options.
Use this link to download the full guide or this link to download a one-page tips sheet.
Death of a Partner: a practical guide for partners and families
This free, practical guide tells you, clearly and simply, what you need to do after the death of a partner. The guide includes a simple checklist as well as detailed instructions and contact details for organisations that can help. It covers topics including:
- funerals, burials and cremation
- settling the estate
- accessing and closing accounts
- providing notification of the death
- looking after yourself.
The guide this guide was initiated and developed by two skilled volunteers who had witnessed first-hand the complexities facing families after the death of a family member.
Download Death of a Partner: a practical guide for partners and families or request a printed copy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 1300 13 50 90.
Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow: A guide to help LGBTI people in Victoria plan an end-of-life of their choice
This free, tailored guide for older LGBTI community members looks at how to plan for your:
- future care and medical needs
- finances and estate
- funeral and burial wishes.
The guide was produced by COTA Victoria together with Transgender Victoria.
Download Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow: A guide to help LGBTI people in Victoria plan an end-of-life of their choice or request a printed copy by:
- phoning COTA Victoria on 1300 13 50 90
- contacting Transgender Victoria at email@example.com or 0407 946 242.
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Information Kit
Age-friendly Cities and Communities Information Kit for Local Government Councillors and Senior Management was developed by COTA Vic and the Municipal Association of Victoria with RACV Community Grant funds.
Download Age Friendly Cities and Communities Information Kit or request a printed copy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 1300 13 50 90
Global Age Friendly Cities: A Guide
Developed by the World Health Organisation, this guide shows individuals and groups how to make their cities more age friendly.
Dying to Know
A positive approach to death and dying, this guide promotes conversation about dying which taps into the collective wisdom of older people, helping to build supportive communities.
Remembering Well: How memory works and what to do when it doesn’t
This new edition of the book by Delys Sergeant and Anne Unkenstein is expanded & updated.