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Enter to WIN a double guest pass to Mark Vincent in Concert at QPAC, 29 October 2017

Edit:  Entries for this promotion have now closed.


We have partnered with Seniors Card and AB Publicity to offer you a chance to win one of two double passes, worth $150 each, to celebrate Grandparents Day in style.

Australia’s hottest classical treasure, Mark Vincent will showcase the songs and arias that made Mario Lanza world famous in a new Australian tour across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from 29 October.

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Call for Nominations for COTA Queensland Board Directors

Nominations are now open for two Director Positions on the Board of Council on the Ageing Queensland Ltd.  These appointments will take effect from the 2017 AGM which is scheduled for Thursday 30 November.

Each candidate for election as an Elected Director must be proposed by an ordinary member or the nominated representative of an ordinary member who must be a current financial member of the Company at the time of the nomination or an honorary life member.

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Hygienic Hand Washing

Source: Queensland Department of Health 

Germs are everywhere.  We collect them, inhale them and share them.  All day and every day.

The flu, e-coli, measles and numerous debilitating diseases spread quickly through contact with surfaces and people – and it’s our hands doing the dirty work.

But a 20 second routine could help make us all healthier.

Hands need to be wet thoroughly.  Add a decent amount of soap.

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Clarion Awards

We are pleased to announce that COTA Queensland will be sponsoring the social equity and affairs reporting award, under the Social Issues Reporting category, at the 2014 Queensland Clarion Awards.  

The Queensland Clarion Awards are the pre-eminent state-based awards promoting excellence in the media. The annual awards celebrate quality journalism, and reward media professionals whose commitment to excellence in media coverage best informs and entertains Queenslanders.

For more information, visit the Clarion Awards website at clarions.org/awards

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SCAMS- Request for your personal information (Phishing)

 

 ‘Phishing’ refers to emails that trick people into giving out their personal and banking information; they can also be sent by SMS. These messages give the appearance of coming from legitimate businesses, normally banks,other financial institutions or telecommunications providers. The scammers are generally trying to get information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers, which they will then use to steal your money.

What is a phishing attack?

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Age Discrimination and Drivers

MEDIA RELEASE

Last year the then State Government commissioned CARRS-Q (QUT) to work with key stakeholders to provide input into the development of appropriate policies and initiatives targeted at older driver road safety outcomes in Queensland. 

The Older Drivers Safety Advisory Committee comprising representatives from COTA Queensland, General Practice Queensland, Queensland Health, RACQ and Older People Speak Out considered the issues, research, crash data and best-practice policies from other jurisdictions relating to older driver safety for consideration in the review.… Read the rest

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Old Bones Project

This is a Townsville based documentary project capturing seniors’ stories of love, life and obstacles  exploring what it’s presently like to be a senior in Townsville. This is a RADF funded project  a Queensland Government and Townsville City Council partnership.

They are currently looking for seniors to share their stories  this could be through film, photo or audio. You can view samples and find out more about the
project at http://oldbonesproject.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Australian South Sea Islander Federal Government Recognition Day 25th August

Australian  South Sea Islanders are descendants of islanders who came from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands from 1863 to  work as labourers in the Queensland’s  sugar primary industries.

On 25 August 1994 the Commonwealth Government formally recognised Australian South Sea Islanders as a distinct community within Australia and in 2000 the Queensland Government followed suit. The significance of this culture and the contribution to the economic, cultural and regional development of Queensland has been officially recognised.  

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Australian South Sea Islander Federal Government Recognition Day 25th August

Australian  South Sea Islanders are descendants of islanders who came from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands from 1863 to  work as labourers in the Queensland’s  sugar primary industries.

On 25 August 1994 the Commonwealth Government formally recognised Australian South Sea Islanders as a distinct community within Australia and in 2000 the Queensland Government followed suit. The significance of this culture and the contribution to the economic, cultural and regional development of Queensland has been officially recognised.  

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Australian South Sea Islander Federal Government Recognition Day 25th August

Australian  South Sea Islanders are descendants of islanders who came from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands from 1863 to  work as labourers in the Queensland’s  sugar primary industries.

On 25 August 1994 the Commonwealth Government formally recognised Australian South Sea Islanders as a distinct community within Australia and in 2000 the Queensland Government followed suit. The significance of this culture and the contribution to the economic, cultural and regional development of Queensland has been officially recognised.  

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