News tagged with Age-friendly

Your Voice Matters – LongreachMay 27 -

 

We are holding a series of community conversations throughout the state and we want to hear from you!

Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well. Simply, when we create communities with older people in mind, we create liveable communities for everyone.

For over 60 years Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has worked with older people to influence decision making and create positive … Read the rest

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Your Voice Matters – Mount Isa – AfternoonMay 16 -

 

We are holding a series of community conversations throughout the state and we want to hear from you!

Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well. Simply, when we create communities with older people in mind, we create liveable communities for everyone.

For over 60 years Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has worked with older people to influence decision making and create positive … Read the rest

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Your Voice Matters – MaryboroughMay 8 -

 

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

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Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program 2019–20

 

Applications are now open for innovative age-friendly community projects that will enable people of all ages to actively participate in community life.

Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.

Over three years from 2017–18, $1 million per year is available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships with local government and other organisations to co-develop, … Read the rest

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Age-friendly workshops – Playing your part

We are working with the Department of Communities,Disability Services and Seniors and The Ageing Revolution to facilitate a series of age-friendly workshops throughout  Queensland aimed at local government, community organisations and businesses.

At these workshops participants will:

  • develop a shared understanding of age-friendly cities and communities
  • learn about age-friendly Queensland and related grants rounds
  • hear practical success stories from our previous grants rounds
  • learn about the Departments five step plan to make more age-friendly communities.

Who should attend:

Local councillors, … Read the rest

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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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