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Latest News Update from COTA SA, 2/8/2017

You are invited to SNAPSHOT - Modern Ageing

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ZestFest is a proud participant in this year's
SALA (South Australian Living Artist) Festival.

SNAPSHOT - Modern Ageing features Artists, Rebecca Cambrell, Elizabeth Fotiadis, Teresa Jane Robinson along with contributions from Hope's Café creatives.

Turning ageing on its head - bold new perspectives in creativity that older South Australians contribute to our rich arts scene - a mixed media exhibition.

Monday - Friday

9.30am - 4.40 pm
August 2 - August 30

16 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

(08) 8232 0422

Jayne Boase, our ZestFest festival co-ordinator, talks about this years's SALA exhibition and ZestFest.

Tell Us What Matters To You

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South Australia has a state election on saturday march 17 - 2018.

COTA SA is holding a series of conversations around the state with older people in the pre election period.

The conversations will contribute to the development of the COTA SA state election platform.

We want to:

  • hear the views of older South Australians
  • aim to understand the issues that affect older people
  • find out the goals, priorities and needs of older south Australians

Click here to find out when and where the nearest conversation will be held near you.

SACOSS Community Sector Roundtable - Port Augusta

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When: 22nd August 2017
Time: 10.15am - 3.00pm
Where: Charles Chappel Room, Standpip Golf Motor Inn, 1 Daw Street, Port Augusta SA

As the peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia, SACOSS is deeply concerned about what is happening across rural SA. They want to understand what's happening in the region, to better advocate on rural issues and to enhance regioal conversations.

They want to hear from community leaders and community members across the government, non-government and business sectors. There is no substitute for talking face to face!

RVSP to or call (08) 8305 422

Are you are nurse, midwife, or carer?

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Are you a nurse, midwife or carer?

The Australian Taxation Office wants people to know what they're eligible to claim before lodging their tax return, so to help they have designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers.

Download the poster.

For more information on how to correctly claim work work related expenses see the ATO website.

Through the Lens: photographic competition

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Seniors Card members, submit your best photos for a chance to win great prizes!

A selection of photos will be chosen for display at a special exhibition to celebrate International Day of Older Persons which will be launched at the City Library, Rundle Mall on 4 October 2017.

Winners will be chosen in five categories: landscape, seniors in action, nature, artistic photography and portrait. Think lifestyle, volunteers, lifelong learning, sport, family, arts & culture, leisure, multicultural and vibrant South Australia.

Use your creativity!

For more information and to enter visit

The Ageing Well Revolution

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The inaugural Ageing Well Revolution conference will be held on 22-23 November 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Australia's ageing demographic presents a major opportunity for our nation to lead in meeting the needs and aspirations of people across the world as they live longer, more active lives.

The Premier of South Australia and the Economic Development Board of South Australia have convened the first ever Ageing Well Revolution: Insights into the Business and Social Opportunities of Modern Ageing international conference.

The conference is designed to help connect organisations with international experts showcasing social and business innovations, and providing you with tools and ideas to make the most of the economic opportunity that awaits.

You can the conference on Twitter and Facebook or visit the Ageing Well website to view the conference program.

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