COTA NSW Peer Education

Learn from your peers about the services relevant to you

What is Peer Education?

Recent changes to aged care means there is a lot of information for people to consider when trying to access services that suits their needs. A peer education session can help you to better understand these changes, and help you make informed decisions about aged care services.

We know that people don't like to be lectured, so we make sure that our talks are informal, interactive and entertaining for the people who attend. With a COTA NSW Peer Educator as a guest speaker, you will hear about the changes in everyday language that relates to you and the rest of the group.

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Your Wellbeing, Your Plan

We all wish to age well. A big part of this is considering your wellbeing. These peer education sessions will help you to identify what is important to you as you age, develop goals that focus on what you would like to improve and how to start making those changes.

For this topic a peer education session will take you through the following issues:

  • The possibilities/advantages of staying well as you age
  • Your options for increasing wellbeing
  • Getting community and aged care services on board to assist you
  • How this can improve local and community services for everyone

Will these sessions be relevant to you?

Sessions are available for groups of 10 or more people aged over 50 as well as informal carers and volunteers who support people over 50. Sessions are free and last between 45 minutes to one hour. They are available in metropolitan and regional areas and we frequently organise road trips to rural and remote communities.

Currently we are also offering a series of free peer education sessions open to individuals, which we are running at our offices in the Sydney CBD.

Peer education sessions are intended to be inclusive, so we have also recruited bilingual peer educators. We also have peer educators who work with interpreters to offer sessions to culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

For providers

Providers can benefit from peer education sessions as well, by improving the interaction they have with consumers. When consumers have a greater understanding of the recent changes to aged care, they can more readily make informed and considered decisions and interact with providers on a basis of shared knowledge.

Book a session today to share the benefits of informed consumers.

Find out more about how a peer education session could work for you as a provider: Group Organiser Information Sheet

For more information or to contact the COTA NSW Education Team:

  • (02) 9286 3868
  • People living outside the Sydney metro region freecall 1800 449 102

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