This year’s Seniors Week (August 17-25) was the biggest ever! Seniors Week is the state’s premier event for older Queenslanders, bringing together people of all ages for a week-long celebration of the achievements and contributions of seniors. This year there were close to 900 events registered, including over 100 events and activities that received Queensland Government subsidies totaling $100,000. In addition to these events, landmarks across Queensland were lit up including Brisbane City Hall, Reddacliff Place sculptures, Sandgate Town Hall, … Read the rest
posted on 28th Aug 2019
Navigating the Aged Care System can be confusing, but a little bit of knowledge can greatly assist people to get the support they need when they need it.
The Bundaberg Aged Care Navigator trial community hub is looking for local people to be trained as aged care navigators.
If you are part of a social group, faith group, sporting club or any other interest group and keen to assist members of your group to become more knowledgeable about aged care, … Read the rest
posted on 11th Jul 2019
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.
To find out more and to download a booking … Read the rest
posted on 28th Nov 2018
We are looking for people in the Toowoomba and Townsville areas who are interested in volunteering their time and skills to facilitate interactive learning and discussion sessions with seniors in their community. ...
posted on 19th Jun 2018
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Since last year, we have been running a peer education program on Enduring Powers of Attorney (which we will refer to here as EPAs). This has been an interesting learning as we’ve explored people’s knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about EPAs. We want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the myths and concerns we’ve encountered.
Myth: I have a will, and that covers everything I need
When many of us … Read the rest
posted on 11th Apr 2018
In a nutshell, the Bill brings in a range of changes that are designed to provide better assurance and protection to current and future residents of retirement villages, including changes to exit fee and unit resale arrangements. ...
posted on 12th Feb 2018
The COTA Energy Advocacy Project is a project involving COTA organisations in each of the National Energy Market jurisdictions. It aims to contribute to a better deal for older energy consumers by developing and supporting a knowledgeable group of energy advocates who can represent the views, experiences and needs of older Australians in formal consumer forums. The national project was funded by a grant provided by Energy Consumers Australia. ...
posted on 24th Oct 2017
Source: Queensland Health
Prevent heat-related illness – advice for seniors
Hot weather may affect older people more than others. Some people may be at increased risk of heat-related illnesses and need special care in hot weather. Heat-related illness can also worsen pre-existing medical conditions. Older people who live alone, have chronic medical problems and take certain medications may need special care in hot weather.
If hot weather is predicted or present:
- Listen to the radio for updates on
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posted on 26th Sep 2017
COTA Queensland Seniors Week Coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson will be utilising a personal trip to explore Seniors Week events and activities in Alberta Canada next week.
Over the years Lisa has shared her knowledge of coordinating Seniors Week and increasing social participation with groups throughout Queensland and with the organising committee of the first Seniors Week in Orange County California.
Lisa has welcomed the opportunity to attend the Provincial Launch of Seniors Week, held in Calgary on 5 June.
In … Read the rest
posted on 30th May 2017