With this year’s federal budget delayed by COVID-19, COTA Australia has had time to make an extra pre-budget submission, advocating for new measures to support older Australians in the COVID-19 context.
Faye is a 77-year-old retired teacher who lives with her dog in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. She first started Strength for Life (SFL) around 10 years ago on the recommendation of her surgeon, who said she may be able to avoid knee surgery with specific strength training.
The extension of the JobKeeper scheme and the continued additional support for people on JobSeeker have been welcomed by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia as essential support for mature age workers thrown into unemployment or at risk of it due to COVID-19.
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