Older single women without children - Webinar
An exciting panel will discuss recent research by COTA NSW Board member Associate Professor Myra Hamilton and colleagues entitled Security in old age for older single women without children.
The research has revealed that the common belief that single women without children generally have uninterrupted careers and a healthy superannuation balance is a misconception
Date: 20 May 2021
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Hairdressers are uniquely placed to respond to family violence, but is it ethical to ask them to?
A number of programs have emerged in Australia in recent years that aim to train salon workers to act as informal helpers around family violence and abuse. For example, in Victoria the Eastern Domestic Violence Service’s HaiR-3Rs program has been designed to train hair and other salon workers to recognise, respond to, and refer clients who disclose experiences of family violence. In Queensland, the Hairdressers with Hearts program has been launched to target both domestic violence and elder abuse.
Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH
Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging
Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.
Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness
Online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Homelessness is a growing problem among older people and predicted to continue to affect more people because of the ageing population and declining rates of home ownership among older people.
One in six people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Australia is over the age of 55. With Australia's ageing population rapidly growing and predicted to double by the year 2050, older people living in insecure housing is expected to increase accordingly.
Join us on March 30, 11.30 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time for a live online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
launch of the first UN Global report on ageism
Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.
- Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
- Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
- Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
- Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
- Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
Staying Connected When We're Apart
Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a COVID-19 Report, stating "we have a special interest in families and what helps them thrive, so a number of our questions focussed on how people stayed connected, particularly when physically separated".