#RethinkAgeing

Launched by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner last week on the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the #RethinkAgeing program is a suite of projects aimed at tackling ageism and the stereotypes surrounding older people.

COTA Tasmania is piloting a national program that uses creativity and postcards to build respect for older people and prevent elder abuse. The Love Stories project involves younger people describing an older person they love by writing on a postcard.

You and your families are invited to share stories about an older person you love or identify something that you value about your own experience of growing older.

We are providing blank postcards on which we hope to collect these stories and drawings so that they can become part of our public campaign to challenge the stereotypes and clichés around what it means to be older.

The My Ageing project is a set of three postcards that ask adults to identify one of the things they value about being older.

We are providing blank postcards on which we hope to collect these stories and drawings so that they can become part of our public campaign to challenge the stereotypes and clichés around what it means to be older.

Call us on (03) 6231 3265 if you would like to participate.
Web Banner2 The third component is a portfolio of specially commissioned images of active older Tasmanians, shot by professional photographer Peter Mathew.

COTA Golfers -Val Connor and Norma Hardner 18/04/2016 Picture by Peter Mathew

COTA Bruce Hartney 22/04/2016 picture - Peter Mathew

COTA
Bruce Hartney
22/04/2016
picture – Peter Mathew

COTA Peter Shue Cheong Chung 27/05/2016 picture - Peter Mathew

COTA
Peter Shue Cheong Chung
27/05/2016
picture – Peter Mathew

COTA Jean Elder 12/04/2016 Picture by Peter Mathew

COTA
Jean Elder
12/04/2016
Picture by Peter Mathew

Peter Moule kayaking with his dog Paddy at Cornelian Bay. Hobart Tasmania 04/05/2016 picture - Peter Mathew

Peter Moule kayaking with his dog Paddy at Cornelian Bay.
Hobart Tasmania
04/05/2016
picture – Peter Mathew