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State of the (Older) Nation

 

This research was commissioned by the Federation of nine Councils on the Ageing (COTA) across Australia – including all eight COTA state and territory organisations and COTA Australia – in order to understand the views, life experiences and needs of Australians aged 50+.

Newgate Research conducted a nationally representative online survey lasting 25 minutes on average, with a robust sample of 2,562 Australians aged 50 and over, with quotas set for state and territory, metropolitan and regional areas, gender … Read the rest

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Emergency Planning for Aged Care Services

 

It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events.

Maintaining quality care under these circumstances requires effective emergency risk management and planning.

It is important that you are well prepared for any events which may impact your service.

The Australian Department of Health website provides resources that you may wish to consider in your planning.

Volunteering Queensland has released two disaster preparedness tools to help older Queenslanders to start basic disaster … Read the rest

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Smart Energy Savings 

 

It’s sure been a hot one this week.  With the recent heat wave it is important to stay cool without stressing about the electricity bill.

Did you know that a valid concession card could give you access to a $340 electricity rebate?

Phone your electricity retailer to see if you are eligible.

Assistance is also available if you are finding it difficult to pay your energy bills. To check what assistance you may be able to access, contact your energy … Read the rest

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Book your summer session today!

 

For many groups and clubs 2019  activity planning is in full swing.

Book a COTA Queensland Peer Educator today to come along and present to your group to assist you to know more about your rights in a retirement village, a manufactured home in a residential park – or options for retirement living.

Sessions are available in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Wide Bay, and South East Queensland until May 31, 2019.

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Human Rights Act for Queensland

 

A Human Rights Act Will help to create a fair, just and equal society for everyone.  When human rights are protected by law they help to ensure that we are all treated fairly, and with dignity, equality and respect.

“Older Queenslanders deserve to have their human rights upheld, be valued and respected in our society. Particularly those who may have declining health and cognitive abilities” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans.

So what is it? 

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Health in Focus 2018 – Have your say by December 7

CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people and communities who need it most.

Their annual survey is in its 10th year and has evolved significantly since it begun. During the past decade over 11,000 people have taken the time to respond to the survey. The aim of the survey is to investigate issues faced by primary health practitioners and the general public in Queensland. The survey focuses on a range of topics including workforce models, care … Read the rest

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Technology and Community Resilience Survey

 

The Technology and Community Resilience Survey is a survey conducted in conjunction with Murdoch University. This survey will assist Energy Queensland in understanding how open customers are to helping each other and the electricity network following a natural disaster. This survey is open to all Queenslanders and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. There are 5 x $50 VISA Debit Gift Cards to be given away.

This survey will close on the 9th December.

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2018 Queensland Household Energy Survey

 

The Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES) is an annual survey held in conjunction with Powerlink. This survey is critical in providing Energy Queensland with useful data for energy usage and renewable technologies. This informs our Corporate Strategy as well as forecast loads on our networks. This survey is open to all Queenslanders and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. There are 10 x $100 EFTPOS Cards to be given away.

This survey will close on the 2nd December.

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Have Your Say on the Future of Grocery Unit Pricing

The future of the regulation that requires large supermarkets to provide the unit price (price per unit of measure – such as per 100g and per litre) on shelf labels, etc. for packaged grocery items is being reviewed by the federal government.

The review will determine whether the regulation should continue, and if so whether it should be changed.

The review includes a short online survey which allows consumers to give their views on the present system and what they … Read the rest

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Proposed Brisbane Metro

 

COTA Queensland is a member of the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Accessibility Reference Group. The Accessibility Reference Group is convening a meeting on December 4 2018 specifically to discuss the proposed Brisbane Metro.

Brisbane City Council will provide an overview of the project, with a focus on accessibility. The meeting will also consider terms of reference for a proposed Brisbane Metro Accessibility Working group,  the project’s timetable, and opportunities for the working group to provide ongoing inputs to … Read the rest

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