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COTA NSW members have plenty of ideas and experience in how to live constructively and successfully as they get older. Read some of their stories here.
Veterans in the war against scammers
Former lawyer, not educator and writer Margaret White tells us about her mother's way of dealing with scammers who try to exploit vulnerable older people.
There's no nice way to say 'redundant'
Former lawyer, not educator and writer Margaret White writes about her experience of being unexpectedly made redundant.
A 78er reflects on Mardi Gras
In February 2020, Diane Minnis was an enthusiastic participant in the 42nd Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. She was also one of the people who took part in the events that launched the Mardi Gras back in 1978.
Mentoring - watching young people blossom
Graham Whittaker talks about the satisfaction he finds in mentoring young people.
Advocacy - affecting the lives of many
COTA NSW Advocate Pete Newman discusses his experience.
The dawn of ageing
COTA member Gregory Allen asks what are the signs that tell you that you are a 'senior'?.
Technology can make a difference
Brian Ellis reflects on how technological developments have changed the way we do so many things.
Staying Active, continuing to learn
COTA NSW volunteer peer educator Val Fell has always been active, and is embarking on a new project with us in her 90s.
Aged care good news story
Trevor Long recently attended COTA NSW's consumer reference group meeting at Campsie, and shared a good news story about aged care.
Approaching a new interest
Is volunteering sufficient to replace a purposeful working life? COTA NSW member Gregory Allen shares his experience.
The R/C Factor
Brian Ellis discusses what he calls the R/C Factor or resistance to change factor. How important is it in our later years of life?
Learning to read
Anne Gleeson reflects on the process of learning to read and the joys of reading in childhood.
Early school days
Louise Roach reminisces about her schooldays.
Learning to knit
Anne Gleeson looks at the role that knitting has played in her life.
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