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International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

Guests include, Sarah McBride, Louisa Wall, Rory O’Neill, Eloise Stonbourgh and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.

Join us for the première of this pre-recorded panel discussing global events, COVID-19, LGBTIQ+ rights and wedge politics followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 2pm (AEST) Thursday 22 April.

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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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National Carers Week 2021

Carers AUSTRALIA

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

This year, National Carers Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 October 2021.

10 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
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‘Know your rights’: A free webinar series on the complaints pathways available to carers

Carers NSW

This free webinar series outlines the rights carers have when accessing a range of services with or on behalf of the person they care for. Rights that can be upheld through formal complaints pathways are the focus.

The webinars will take place monthly from February 2021 using Zoom, with both video and audio-only connection options available. Registration is now open for the following sessions:

1. What rights do carers have? Wed 17 February 2021, 12-1pm

2. What can carers do about issues with aged care services? Wed 17 March 2021, 12-1pm 

3. What can carers do about issues with disability services? Wed 14 April 2021, 12-1pm 

4. What can carers do about issues with health care services? Wed 19 May 2021 12-1pm 

5. What can carers do about issues with mental health services? Wed 16 June 2021, 12-1pm

6. What can carers do about issues with Centrelink?
Wed 14 July 2021, 12-1pm 

7. What can carers do about issues with paid work?
Wed 18 August 2021, 12-1pm 

8. What can carers do about financial issues?
Wed 15 September 2021, 12-1pm 

14 Apr 2021 - 15 Sep 2021
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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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COTA NT Seniors Expo

COTA NT

Seniors EXPO 2021 is about celebrating Territorians’ resilience, strength and unity. This year’s Expo shines a spotlight on multicultural diversity.

10.00am – 2.00pm 

09 Jul 2021
CDU Stadium, 235 Abala Rd, Marrara NT 0812
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The Women's Circle: Tales of Ageing & Culture

Older Women's Network NSW

The Older Women's Network NSW Seniors Week Event will be a community conversation about ageing and culture.

Treatment of older people and in particular, women, in our contemporary society is a complex and pressing challenge. As a part of Seniors Week, we would like to look at the role of Elders from the lens of different cultural backgrounds.

Thu 15th Apr 2021, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST

15 Apr 2021
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
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Love Your Body

COTA NT

Love Your Body is a lifestyle program for over 50s. The program focuses on key healthy lifestyle factors contributing to good health.

About this Event: 4 Week Program

Love Your Body is a lifestyle program for over 50s. The program focuses on key healthy lifestyle factors contributing to good health delivered in a structured, simple and fun social setting.

  • 11.30am - dietary topic talk
  • 12.00pm to 12:30pm - physical activity talk and light exercise session
  • 12:30pm to 1.00pm - meal prep, meal and social time

Bookings are essential as places are limited

Booking via Eventbrite or by emailing activities@cotant.org.au (or calling Sue Kendrick on 08 8941 1004)

15 Apr 2021 - 13 May 2021
Spillett House, 65 Smith Street Darwin, NT 0800
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Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across aged care

Department of Health

The Department of Health is holding a webinar on Friday 26 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT, to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.

The live webinar will follow a Q&A style format and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the event.

The webinar will cover:

  • an update on the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout in residential aged care
  • COVID-19 vaccination of the aged care workforce
  • guidance for in home care or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers on advising clients on access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Panellists include:

  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
  • Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.
26 Mar 2021
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Scams- Free online forum for CALD community

Eastern Community Legal Centre

A scam is a trick. Scammers target people via email, phone or sometimes-in person. A Scammer’s goal is to get your personal or financial details or to pressure you to help with illegal or criminal activities. Scammers may steal directly from you or use your personal or financial details to commit other crimes including fraud and identity theft.

This forum is supported by Eastern Community Legal Centre, Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, Bounce –Refugee Youth Mentoring Program, Center for Holistic Health, Indian Care.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEDT

30 Mar 2021
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