News feed: Action

State of the Older Nation

 

COTA Australia have released a landmark report which provides a snapshot into the lives of older Australians. The research, commissioned by the Federation of nine Councils on the Ageing (COTA) ... ...

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Royal Commission into Aged Care – website and updates

 

A new website for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been set up to provide information about: • the work of the Royal Commission • how ... ...

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Every Age Counts – Take the Pledge

 

Ageism against older people is stereotyping, discrimination and mistreatment based solely upon age. Ageism comes from negative attitudes and beliefs about what it means to be older. There’s a lot ... ...

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Landmark protections for older Australians

 

COTA Australia has welcomed announcements by the Federal Government to strengthen protections for 1.1 million older Australians receiving aged care services. The Government has announced the introduction of legislation to ... ...

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Global Alliance calls for UN convention on rights for older people

 

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People has again called for a legally binding United Nations convention on the human rights of older persons. Commenting on the UN ... ...

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Do you know your aged care rights?

 

Residents of aged care facilities and people receiving aged care services in their homes have rights. These include the right to: personal privacy be involved in decisions that affect you ... ...

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Generations Unite to Combat Elder Abuse

 

Concerned citizens of all ages rallied in Hobart and Launceston on 15 June in COTA Tasmania’s annual Walks Against Elder Abuse. Students from Z Clubs at Ogilvie and Kingston High ... ...

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COTA welcomes support for older Tasmanians

COTA Tasmania welcomes the support for older Tasmanians in the Liberal Party’s seniors policy released today. “Older Tasmanians make an enormous contribution to our community and COTA Tasmania calls on ... ...

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Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan

The Tasmanian Government launched ‘Strong , liveable communities: Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan 2017-2022’ in May 2017, identifying 19 priority initiatives across health, lifelong learning, participation and security. Find out more ... ...

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Walk Against Elder Abuse

 

WEAAD stands for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is recognised internationally on 15 June each year. In 2018, COTA Tasmania held walks in Hobart and Launceston, inviting participants to ... ...

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