COTA Queensland is expanding the network of volunteer Peer Educators in southeast Queensland. COTA Peer Educators facilitate interactive learning sessions with seniors on active ageing, planning and wellbeing.
“Volunteering as a Peer Educator for the past two years with COTA Queensland has been a wonderful and worthwhile experience for me”, said Judith Chapman, a resident of Thornlands. “I have been trained in two different programs now, each relating to important issues for older Australians. If you have spare time, consider getting involved, educating your peers to enjoy a better quality of life with knowledge of personal rights and an awareness of support programs as we age.”
The COTA Queensland Peer Education program delivers free information sessions for seniors by trained Peer Educators who are seniors themselves. The program offers three free, separate information sessions for seniors’ groups. One topic focusses on the electricity price deregulation and how to shop for better electricity deals. The second discusses wellbeing and how to develop ideas for a personal wellness plan. The third topic focuses on how to plan ahead and select an enduring power of attorney. Each topic session aims to increase the knowledge of older Queenslanders so they can maintain control of their own lives and be active partners in their own wellbeing. Apply to be a Peer Educator:
- COTA Peer Educators facilitate interactive learning sessions with seniors on active ageing, planning and wellbeing. They are over 50 years and older, live in southeast Queensland and have a car to be able to drive to community groups in their area.
- Download the Information Pack here.
- Download the application here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are open now until 28 November – apply early to secure your place.
To have a COTA Queensland Peer Educator deliver a free information session with your senior’s group in southeast Queensland, visit the Peer Education page for more information.