April 2018 Newsletter

What's happening at COTA NSW

April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

Released: 24-Apr-2018

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What's new at COTA NSW 

April 2018


We want to hear what you and your friends think!

By 2030, just over a decade away, one in three people in NSW will be over 50 - this means our issues are everybody's business.

We have been travelling around NSW and we’ve heard directly from older people about what really matters in the communities they live in. We’ve held ten Consumer Reference Groups, but we’ve got more to go. Come along and have your say.

We have consumer reference groups coming up in the following locations:

Dee Why 7 May                                Sydney CBD 8 May

Fairfield 4 June                                 Blue Mountains 12 June

Port Macquarie 26 June                    Dubbo 23 July

Come along and tell us what you think – so we can tell everyone else.

To RSVP please email info@cotansw.com.au or call 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102 (NSW regional only).


Save the date for our Parliamentary Forum – Tuesday 22 May from 5.30pm

Our regular parliamentary forums are always a great opportunity to hear from expert speakers on a variety of sometimes controversial issues, ask questions, and participate in robust discussion. On this occasion we will be tackling the complex issue of older people and employment – we’ll look at both the success stories and some of the many challenges older workers face. Hosted by Minister Tanya Davies, joining us will be Susan Ryan, Kate Carnell and other expert speakers.

This is a free event, but registrations are essential. Book now at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/o/council-on-the-ageing-cota-nsw-17211486908 or email us on info@cotansw.com.au for more details.


End of Life Directions for Aged Care  
End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is an online resource to support palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians.

Aged care workers, nurses and GPs can use the website and the five evidence-based toolkits to find meaningful and practical materials they can use when providing care to older Australians. A telephone and web-based navigation service helps users find information about end of life care and relevant local or regional services. Building links between palliative care and aged care services will also improve the quality of care for people in residential and community aged care settings.

The project is funded by the federal Department of Health and has been developed by leaders in the palliative care, aged care and primary care sectors to reduce avoidable hospital admissions, with shortened stays, and improved quality of care for people supported in residential and community aged care programs.

Find out more at www.eldac.com.au


Are you a Tim Winton fan?
Thanks to our friends at Roadshow Films we have ten double passes to Breath, the adaptation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel to give away.

Directed by Simon Baker in his feature film directorial debut, Breath follows the lives of two teenage boys growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. The film will be released in cinemas on 3 May, and the passes are valid at all participating cinemas.

To win a double pass, just email katie.moses@cotansw.com.au and tell us what your favourite Tim Winton book is!


Legal Pathways is growing
Our Legal Pathways project is a partnership between COTA NSW and Legal Aid NSW that provides free or reduced cost legal assistance to older people across NSW.

Documents including wills, enduring powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardianship can be drawn up by qualified solicitors at either at COTA NSW’s office or by solicitors at various locations around the state.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer this service in the Picton area.

For more details, or to find out more about making an appointment, please the COTA NSW Legal Pathways line on 1800 449 102, or 8268 9616 if you’re in Sydney.

COTA NSW is moving!

After many years calling Pitt Street home, soon and we will take up residence in a new office in central Sydney. Please note all our telephone and email contacts will remain unchanged.

Are you following us on Facebook yet? https://www.facebook.com/cotansw

Special for COTA NSW subscribers on The Australian Dream

CSIRO Publishing is pleased to offer readers of COTA NSW enews a special 20% discount on the book The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians by Professor Alan Morris.

Based on a study conducted in Sydney and regional NSW, this book explores the role that affordable, adequate and secure housing plays in creating the foundation for a decent life for older Australians. A must-read!

COTA NSW enews subscribers can buy the book from the CSIRO Publishing website www.publish.csiro.au/book/7269 and redeem their 20% discount by applying the code COTADREAM at the online checkout. The discount is valid until 30 June 2018 on direct sales only, and the discount does not apply to ebook sales.


Contact COTA NSW

Regional Free Call
1800 449 102
Metropolitan Sydney
(02) 9286 3860
Level 6 280 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000


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