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Meet and Greet

COTA Tasmania

The Living Longer Living Stronger program aims to improve health outcomes, fitness and quality of life for older people through strength and balance training.

Join our program coordinator, Luke Summers, to discuss the program rollout and for a demonstration of some safe and easy exercises you can do at home.

RSVPs are essential (room limits apply) email admin@cotatas.org.au or phone 6231 3265.

Time: 10am – 11:30am

07 May 2021
Door of Hope, Launceston Conference Centre, 50 Glen Dhu St, South Launceston
TAS

Caring For Older Persons Series: Falls Prevention Online Workshop

Carers VIC

One third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, and around half of these falls are in and around the home.

Learn how to reduce the risk of falls and stay active and independent for longer.

All attendees will receive information to take home, including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance.

14 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
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Elder Abuse - Your family and your home

Legal Aid NSW

In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.

28 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
NSW
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Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse

Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse. 

The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse. 

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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Canberra

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

27 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
ACT
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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Perth

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

26 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
Claremont Showground
WA
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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Melbourne

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

18 May 2021 - 19 May 2021
Melbourne Showgrounds
VIC
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Media Release – Banks call for consistent laws to prevent elder abuse

Australian Banking Association

Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse. 

State and federal Attorneys-General are meeting today to consider a scope for a national register of power of attorney instruments.   

The ABA is calling on governments across Australia to establish: 

  1. Power of Attorney laws which are the same across the country and protect people from this kind of abuse. 
  2. A National Power of Attorney (POA) register to check if POA documents are legitimate and current. 
  3. Somewhere to report abuse in each state that can investigate and act. 
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Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH

COTA NSW

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.

08 Apr 2021
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Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness

OPAN – Older Persons Advocacy Network

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.

30 Mar 2021
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