twelve months has been busy with significant
change at COTA NSW.
We said goodbye to some long serving staff,
welcomed new team members and students,
moved from our long term office in Pitt Street
to a new location in Market Street, and have
worked hard at establishing a new way of
engaging and communicating with older
people around NSW. This means building on
work we have done previously while thinking
about new ways to work in the future.
We are living through a time of enormous
demographic change. Our population is ageing
in an unprecedented way, and that means we
need to make changes to the way we organise
and support our communities, and deliver a
range of programs and services.
There are currently more than 2.3 million
people over the age of 50 in NSW – almost one third of the population. These people are diverse – they come from all cultures and backgrounds, they live in all of our
communities, from the city to the most remote
parts of NSW, and they are aged from 50 to
over 100 years old.
We can’t treat this change as simple – it will
permanently alter the face of our community.
COTA NSW continues to advocate for changes
to Government policy, programs and services
to ensure they meet the needs of older people
right around NSW.
Read our full 2018 Annual Report: