Media Releases

Media Releases


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Media Releases
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.
New Chief Executive for COTA SA
23/2/2015 - COTA SA has welcomed a new Chief Executive, Jane Mussared.
Commitment To A Community For All Ages Welcomed
10/2/2015 - COTA Australia Chief Executive, Ian Yates, and COTA SA Chief Executive, Jane Mussared, said COTA welcomed the Weatherill Government's initiative to focus on making the state friendlier for people of all ages.
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