Older people currently make up more than 20% of Victorian voters and this number is growing. With this in mind, COTA Victoria calls on all parties and independents to commit to six asks in the lead up to the 2022 state election. These asks will go a long way towards enabling people to maintain their health, mobility, independence, and enjoyment of life as they age.
These measures would also offer a significant return on investment by:
• Maximising opportunities for older people to contribute to the community and economy
• Reducing expenditure in other areas such as health and community care
• Delaying or preventing people from moving into residential care.
You can also take action:
To write to your local MP or political candidate see COTA Victoria’s 2022 Victorian Election Action network site. This provides a template letter, addresses to MPs and our election platform information. This is from you, not COTA Victoria, so you can edit this to be what you want to say, and exit from using the platform at any time.
Want to learn more?
COTA Victoria recently hosted an event to provide an overview of our election platform and host a panel discussion with other advocates working to support older Victorians.
To view recordings of the event please go to the following links:
Watch Full event…
Watch COTA Victoria CEO, Chris Potaris presentation of election platform…
Watch Panel Discussion…
Thank you for your interest and your actions.
Let’s make Victoria Age Friendly – Together!