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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

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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

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Co-designing Health

 

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans spoke to the inaugural intake of the Queensland Health Graduate Program about the importance of putting health consumers (patients and their families and carers) at the heart of an integrated health system.

That is, the health system needs to be co-designed with the users of the health care system not by clinicians and bureaucrats.

Mark is joining with the leaders of Healthy@Home Consortium for a Strategic Planning retreat to identify the broad direction of … Read the rest

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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

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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.

Mark will pay tribute to the great Hollywood legend with a … Read the rest

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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.

Now for the critical part­—   rub really well – between your … Read the rest

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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?

A phishing attack involves the use of a … Read the rest

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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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