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2017 State Election Priorities

Making Queensland Age-Friendly

2017 COTA Queensland State Election Priorities

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is the peak body for Queensland seniors, advancing the rights, needs and futures of older Queenslanders since 1957.

COTA Queensland aims to help create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to appropriate support, services and care. These principles are consistent with the World Health Organisation (WHO) age-friendly communities approach.

COTA Queensland celebrated our 60th … Read the rest



Broadband for Seniors – Connecting Australians


Increasingly, we are all expected to access and research information online. So, what happens if you don’t have access to the internet, or are confident of using the world-wide web?

In recognition of this, the Commonwealth Government has been investing in the Broadband for Seniors program.

The program provides free access to basic computer training for anyone aged 50 years and over.

The training is provided online or via seniors’ kiosks located around Australia.

Volunteer tutors assist individuals to achieve … Read the rest



It’s Stay Smart Online Week


Stay Smart Online Week commenced on Monday 10 October and will run until Friday 14 October.

Each year, through Stay Smart Online Week, the Australian Government works in collaboration with other agencies, industry, small business operators and community groups to raise awareness about the ways people can protect themselves online.

This years’ theme is cyber safety from the lounge room to the board room, focusing on how individuals’ online behaviours in their personal life can impact their workplace, and how … Read the rest