Media Releases

Media Releases


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Media Releases
COTA SA’s 2016 Every Generation Festival Reaches New Heights
31/10/2016 - The sun has now set on the 49th COTA SA Every Generation Festival with records broken across the board. Substantial increases in ticket sales, attendances at free events, media interest and registered community events all spell SUCCESS for the 2016 version of the Every Generation Festival and Positive Ageing Awards.
Health At The Heart Of Modern Ageing
1/9/2016 - Older people have a major stake in our health system. On average 40% of patients in our hospitals are aged between 65 and 85 years. People aged over 75 years, while making up 7% of the population, comprise 11% of the population presenting to emergency departments.
It’s Vital We Speak Up To Protect The Vulnerable Of Society
In light of this disturbing example of elder abuse COTA SA continues to advocate for more work to be done on the prevalence of elder abuse. In order to tackle the issue, we need to know more about what, when and how often elder abuse, in all of its forms, takes place. We believe that such abuse is more likely in a community that tolerates ageism and undervalues older lives. Just as tackling sexism is an important part of stopping domestic violence, so is reframing and valuing our ageing an important environmental determinant of calling out and putting a stop to elder abuse.
SA Budget Fails To Deliver For Older Workers
7/7/2016 - COTA SA has welcomed the State Government's investment in job creation but is disappointed that the Budget has failed to deliver targeted measures that will tackle age discrimination and help South Australians secure adequate employment in their 50s and 60s.
SA Budget Needs To Address Mature Age Unemployment
4/7/2016 - The state Government needs to deliver meaningful measures to improve the unemployment and under-employment of older South Australians or risk leaving them poorer, in insecure housing and less socially connected in their retirement.
Electricity price hikes will have a debilitating effect on older South Australians
16/6/2016 - COTA SA has expressed surprise and concern about the electricity price increases announced by Origin and AGL this week.
What do 594,000 older voters want?
9/6/2016 - Leading seniors advocate COTA SA will host a public forum where federal candidates from all of the major parties will have the opportunity to discuss the things that matter most to older people.
COTA SA welcomes State Government’s new Retirement Villages Bill
14/4/2016 - COTA SA has welcomed Minister Zoe Bettison's announcement that will see a new Retirement Villages Bill introduced into Parliament next week.
Health Budget Hot Potato A Looming Threat To South Australia’s Ageing Population
31/3/2016 - Leading seniors advocate COTA SA has warned that the Federal Government's 2014 cuts to health spending will soon bite older South Australians unless the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Friday achieves a constructive dialogue about how our health system should work and be funded.
Making SA’s Ageing Population An Economic Asset
21/1/2016 - South Australia could become the nation's testing ground for improved aged care products and services designed to better meet the needs of the over 60s, under a proposal in COTA SA's 2016-17 State Budget submission.
Solutions To Older Women Falling Into Poverty
15/10/2015 - Initiatives to improve financial literacy and numeracy, a review of the labour force participation of older women and more secure tenure of housing were three of the main focus areas identified at a forum in Adelaide to identify solutions to challenges facing older Australian women.
2015 COTA SA Positive Ageing Awards bring Festival to a close
19/10/2015 - South Australia’s premiere awards for older people were handed out at a glittering function at the Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide last Friday night, bringing the 2015 COTA SA Every Generation Festival to a close.
October 1, is The International Day of Older Persons - Call to celebrate ageing and tackle ageism
1/10/2015 - Today is The International Day of Older Persons. It is the day that we join the global community to recognise older people and celebrate our 570,000 South Australians aged over 50. But it is also a good time to take aim at ageism which is stifling the full potential of our extra years of life.
Farewell to Ian Yates AM
9/7/2015 - The Premier, Hon Jay Weatherill, today joined former Premier, Hon Dean Brown and many others, to farewell from South Australia the long standing Chief Executive of COTA SA, Ian Yates AM.
State Budget value to older people is in the detail
18/6/2015 - The value is in the detail of this year’s State Budget, according to the Council of The Ageing SA (COTA SA), which has commended the commitment to allow for job opportunities for mature workers who want to stay in the workforce and the development of a State healthy ageing strategy.
Mature Age Workers - Think Work Life Stage, Not Age
18/6/2015 - A free workshop for local employers will be held in Port Augusta on Thursday June 25, 2015 by the Council Of The Ageing SA (COTA SA), featuring internationally renowned workforce planning expert Julie Sloan.
Lets Talk About Growing Older In Port Augusta
18/6/2015 - What are the pros and cons of growing older in Port Augusta and the surrounding region? Local people are invited to join Jane Mussared, the chief executive of Council of the Ageing SA (COTA SA) for a conversation on this topic at the Institute Theatre on Friday June 26, 2015.
COTA SA welcomes new Cost of Living Concession
14/5/2015 - COTA SA welcomes the announcement by Premier Jay Weatherill today that pensioners, low-income earners and self-funded retirees holding a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card will receive up to $200 per year under the new Cost of Living Concession.
COTA SA’s new Chief Executive has bold plans for South Australia’s ageing population
20/3/2015 - With almost a third of the South Australian population aged 50 years or over, Jane Mussared is determined to re-cast the way we think about older people and ageing.
Consultation on Retirement Villages Bill Welcomed
25/2/2015 - COTA SA and the South Australian Retirement Villages Residents’ Association (SARVRA) have welcomed the release of the draft Retirement Villages Bill released this week by Minister for the Ageing Zoe Bettison and urged the community to provide comments on the draft.
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