News feed: News

National Advance Care Planning Week 

 

National Advance Care Planning Week, 16 ‐ 22 April 2018, encourages all Australians, regardless of their current health status to make their future health care preferences known.  The initiative challenges people to start conversations with loved ones about what living well means to them and to consider who they would want to speak for them, if they were too sick to speak for themselves.

Get involved!
Organisations and community groups are invited to host an event to help raise … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Young at Heart Film Fest – Two 2-1 passes to giveaway

 

Palace Cinemas has returned again with their Young At Heart Film Festival. The film festival is specially curated for films lovers over the age of 60, exclusively at Palace Cinemas, held in Brisbane 17-25 April.

The festival boasts a selection of heartwarming dramas, hilarious and inspiring documentaries and Hollywood classics. This year they are  bringing the leading ladies back to the big screen with classics such as All About Eve, A Star Is Born and more.  Find out more at … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

National Plan to address elder abuse

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced on 20 February that a National Plan to address elder abuse will be developed to ensure the protection of older people in our community.

A National Plan was a key recommendation of the 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Report: Elder Abuse – a National Legal Response, which highlighted examples of serious physical abuse, financial abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people.

“Abuse takes many forms and can have wide reaching emotional, financial and physical effects … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

nbn in a power outage – Potential Weather Event

 

A significant weather event is predicted to occur over the next few days, especially impacting Central and Western Queensland.

For residents and businesses in Western and Central Queensland with equipment connecting to internet services through the nbn™ broadband access network, your equipment will not work during a power blackout.

Even with network power resiliency and in-premises battery backup, power outages may last longer than the battery life.  We recommend you have a back up plan in place in case … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Enter to WIN one of two double passes – Treasures of a Nation

 

The prestigious China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre make their Australian return with Treasures of a Nation visiting Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne from Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018.

Treasures of a Nation merges traditional Chinese music with contemporary classical tunes, taking audiences on a fascinating musical journey of immersion in the rich Chinese culture.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the QPAC Concert Hall for this unforgettable one-night-only concert … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

A new transport option for Logan!

 

TransLink and Yellow Cabs have recently launched a 12 month trial of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in selected Logan suburbs.

DRT is a new shared transport option designed to make it easier to get around your local area when buses and trains aren’t available.

Using DRT is simple:

  • You register and book your trip in advance (eight hours before you want to travel)
  • They find other people in your area that want to travel at the same time
  • They
Read the rest ...

Read More...

Commonwealth Games GC2018 – accessible transport options update

COTA Queensland is a member of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Accessibility Reference Group. The Group aims to improve and promote the accessibility of the Queensland passenger transport network. The Group met in Brisbane on 24 January, and the main agenda item was public transport planning for the Commonwealth Games on 4-15 April.

TMR and GC2018 representatives emphasised that, during the Games, there will be an ‘assisted access’ program, people will have multiple options to get … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

I Speak Your Language

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (MCCGC) in partnership with Red Cross is delivering a free service called ‘I Speak Your Language’. Volunteers who speak languages other than English will give a friendly phone call to people who are feeling lonely or may be isolated across Queensland and would like to speak in their native language.

MCCGC are looking for PARTICIPANTS who would like to RECEIVE a social phone call once a week. There is no eligibility and the currently … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Safe Driving

Everyone 75 and over who holds a Queensland driver licence must carry a current Medical certificate for motor vehicle driver form F3712 at all times when driving and comply with any stated conditions—you can be fined if you don’t.

From 1 July 2017, medical certificates are valid for a maximum of 13 months. This means that if you are 75 or over, and want to keep driving, you must go back to your doctor every 13 months for a new … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

The evolution of engagement… What will consumer engagement look like in the future?

Since its inception in 2008, Health Consumers Queensland has seen, and supported an increase in the skills and confidence of health organisations, consumers and carers across the state as they embrace and embed consumer and community engagement into their everyday practice. This acceleration has been particularly evident in recent years, with consumer engagement evolving more systemically into meaningful partnering that is making significant changes to the way services are designed, delivered and evaluated in health organisations across Queensland.

Good consumer … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...