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
You might want to take another look.
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
A two-year extension of the Commonwealth Home Support Program, which is the prime funding source for transport services for older Australians, was announced in last month’s 2017- 2018 Budget.
The budget also provided good news for NDIS participants, with continued funding for the NDIS being provided through a 0.5% increase in the Medicare levy.
With the NDIS being rolled out across Australia, there have been numerous reports of under funding of transport in NDIS packages, with transport being highlighted … Read the rest
posted on 30th May 2017
Making small changes to your electricity usage can help reduce your electricity bill and it is good for the environment too. ...
posted on 8th May 2017
For people with disability, transport is changing through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. These changes are a contentious issue, with many participants of the NDIS outrages at these changes, ultimately having a negative impact on their lives – not what any of us were expecting from the NDIS. ...
posted on 15th Mar 2017