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Make your smart phone a wise phone

If you regularly have trouble with managing your medicines and health info, then the MedicineWise app can help.

With this app you can easily keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.

Perfect for those with multiple medicines, busy lifestyles, or carer responsibilities, the MedicineWise app allows you to do the following, plus much more:

  • Create a list of medicines by scanning your medicine barcodes or searching our comprehensive Australian medicines database
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U3A Brisbane Winter School 2017

This year the event will run from Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th July with over 50 speakers presenting on just about every subject you can imagine with the highlight of the week being the keynote address which is to be held at the State library of Queensland Auditorium at 2pm, Monday 3rd July. This year’s keynote address will be by the eminent Queensland palaeontologist, Dr Steven Salisbury and the subject will be about the dinosaurs of the Kimberley region … Read the rest

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Your Wellbeing, Your Plan – Book now for 2017

Most of us wish to age well. A core part of this is considering your wellbeing. Research informs us even the smallest change to daily activities can have a large impact on your wellbeing.

Wellbeing, enablement, active ageing, wellness, person-centred care and so forth are terms we are hearing more often when talking about ageing and aged care services. COTA is offering free information sessions delivered by Peer Educators to breakdown this terminology and provide tools for you to identify … Read the rest

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LGBTI Seniors Community Visitor Service

The Seniors Community Visiting Service is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, and matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI senior clients who feel alone or isolated from their community due to health, mobility or other issues.

The service supports clients to stay connected with others through having regular contact with their visitor for conversation, social support and/or outings.

It operates alongside, but not in place of, other in-home care and support services that clients might receive or be … Read the rest

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Rules door-to-door salespeople must follow

When you deal with door-to-door salespeople, your rights are different from when you visit a store or shop online. This is because you did not seek out (‘solicit’) the business to buy from them. We call these types of sales ‘unsolicited consumer agreements’.

A door-to-door sale is unsolicited when: a business or their agent approaches you without your invitation. This is usually at your home but it can also happen in public places like the common area of a shopping … Read the rest

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Fact or Fiction?

Source: Marianne Wright COTA Queensland

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More deaths occur from car accidents than from suicide.

This is fiction.  According to statistics from Lifeline, in 2012 twice as many people died from suicide than in road related deaths – 1,310 vs 2,535.  In fact, over the past several years , the average number of suicide deaths per year has been 2,415.

Youth suicide more often than other age groups

Fiction.  Statistics released by the ABS, based on 2012 data, indicate that the … Read the rest

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COTA salutes its volunteers

National Volunteer Week 14-20 May

Volunteers

‘Every One Counts’

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteering in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 6.4 million Australians who volunteer. 

COTA salutes its volunteers

COTA’s volunteers are highly valued members of our organisation.  Thank you to each and every one of you for your contribution!  Your time, energy, and professionalism Read the rest

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