News tagged with Age-friendly

Your Voice Matters – CairnsApril 15 -

 

Hey Cairns! Be a part of a conversation to improve the lives of older Queenslanders. 

Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well.

For over 60 years Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has worked with older people to influence decision making and create positive social change. We promote older people’s rights and advocate to Government on issues that affect us all as we … Read the rest

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Your Voice Matters – RockhamptonApril 8 -

 

Hey Rockhampton! Be a part of a conversation to improve the lives of older Queenslanders. 

Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well.

For over 60 years Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has worked with older people to influence decision making and create positive social change. We promote older people’s rights and advocate to Government on issues that affect us all as we … Read the rest

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Creating Age-friendly Communities

Age-friendly cities and communities are places where older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. Guiding the development of age-friendly places is a process that actively involves older people in decision-making, implementation and evaluation of a plan of action to bring about sustainable change.

In June 2016, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland: an age-friendly community – Action plan which provides a clear way forward to direct the implementation and delivery of age-friendly communities in Queensland.

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Supporting Queenslanders in living and dying well

COTA Queensland continues to work closely with Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) to better understand the needs of Queenslanders as they age.

The aim of the collaboration is to utilise the strengths, knowledge and experience of each organisation to promote supports available to Queenslanders to live and to die well.  The number of people aged over 65 in Queensland will increase significantly over the next 20 years and many people experience barriers accessing the appropriate support services when they need them.… Read the rest

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Livable housing design: the costs and benefits to Australian society

The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) conducted an online survey from October 2017 to February 2018 inviting individuals to share their opinions on how Council of Australian Governments (COAG) should meet their commitment in the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy that all new homes will be of agreed universal design standards by 2020.

The survey was advertised widely through community groups and housing organisations. It attracted 1329 participants, the majority of whom were home owners and people who needed … Read the rest

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Partners in Age-friendly

COTA Queensland is pleased to continue working in partnership with the Office for Seniors towards the building of an Age-friendly Queensland.  ...

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COTA QLD Board set ambitious targets

Back row left to right: Mark Tucker-Evans (Chief Executive & Company Secretary), Peter Howells (Chair), Neale Condon (Deputy Chair)
Front row left to right:  Professor Linda Rosenman, Robyn Robinson, Maree McMahon (Chair Finance & Risk Committee).
Absent Margaret Sugden.

At COTA Queensland’s 60th Annual General Meeting held at the end of November last year directors Peter Howells and Robyn Robinson were re-elected unopposed for a further 3-year term. Professor Linda Rosenman was appointed to the Board for another year and … Read the rest

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COTA calls on State Government to prioritise ageing issues

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body representing 718,000 Queenslanders aged 65 and over, congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office.

COTA has welcomed the reappointment of Coralee O’Rourke as Minister for Seniors and congratulates her on the inclusion of Communities in her responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Seniors on the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities initiative.

By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders … Read the rest

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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.

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International Day of Older Persons 2017

 

Stepping into the Future: Tapping into the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Person’s in Society.

Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons.

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