After fifty-five years and countless moves (six times in the preceding 10 years), Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland bought its own office in 2012. Located on level one, 25 Mary Street, Brisbane, the office is located close to Parliament House, the Executive Building, and many State Government departments.
The office was officially opened on 30 April 2012 by Dr Alexandre Kalache, who pioneered the concept of “active ageing” and developed the Global Movement on Age-friendly Cities (whilst head of the World Health Organisation Ageing and Life Course program).
COTA Queensland thanks the Home and Community Care program which provided a grant to supplement members’ funds to purchase and fit-out the new office.
COTA Queensland’s (then) Chair Lyn Kelman AM with Dr. Alex Kalache.
Dr Robert Anderson – Uncle Bob opened the ceremony with a welcome to country.
COTA Queensland Board Members – Stephen Ring, Neale Condon, Lyn Kelman AM, Peter Howells, Robyn Robinson, Warren Males.
Jeff Cheverton, Deputy CEO, Medicare Local Metro North Brisbane and Dr. Margaret Ward, Convenor of Queensland Action for Universal Housing Design (QAUHD).
Dr. Alexandre Kalache and Mark Tucker-Evans, Chief Executive, COTA Queensland.
Policy Officer, Ros Walker, and Mark Henley, Chief Executive, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS).