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Latest News Update from COTA SA, 7/6/2017

Welcome to our latest newsletter, If you have any suggestions for what you'd like us to feature in future newsletters send us an email.

New Blog Post - Men's Health Week 2017

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Why Men's Health Week?

Did you know that the health status and life expectancy of males in most countries, including Australia is, on average poorer than that of females?

But Men's Health Week isn't about the negative, it's about the positive. Men's Health Week is about talking about the issues - and the solutions - it's about raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Read the blog post here

More Practical Computer Workshops in June

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There's still time to book your spot.

Our practical computer skills workshops are continuing in June. Start with our Introduction to iPad, and then follow this with our Getting more from your iPad.

Sessions are presented by our resident guru, John Travers.

For more information and to book your place go to

Japan Information Morning Tea

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When: Tuesday 27th June, 2017
Time: 10am - 12noon
Where: COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Curious about a Japanese holiday but don't know where to start? Our guest presenter from Cosmos Tours will be available to answer all of your queries and discuss our 2018 tour which will visit during the popular cherry blossoms. Come and enjoy a fun get-together with complimentary morning tea provided.

For more details about the morning tea go to

And for more on the holiday go to

Want to Win Free Fuel for a Year?

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Take out a new COTA Comprehensive Motor Insurance policy by 28 July 2017, and you could be one of 10 lucky winners to win FREE FUEL for a year.*

Each winner will receive a Fuel Cash Card to the value of $2,500. Get out there and drive!

Call 1300 1300 50 or visit for a more information, a quote and terms and conditions.

Hurry, competition closes 28 July 2017.

New Encore Entrepreneur program

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The Business SA Encore Entrepreneur program is a workshop and mentoring program which assists entrepreneurs aged 35+ to make their business dream a reality. This is achieved through attending monthly workshops on a range of topics relevant to running a business and with the support of monthly one on one mentoring sessions with a dedicated mentor.

For more information about Encore Entrepreneur visit

If you're interested in taking part, the program begins on Thursday 27th of July and applications are now open, closing on 30th June 2017.

Share your Ideas: South Australia's Collaborative Economy Challenge

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Share has over $100,000 in prizes for ideas that respond to the question:

How can we create value or address a pressing social problem, by using our existing idle or wasted resources (e.g. assets, products/goods, information/data, expertise, space, etc)?

Share invites people to submit an idea for a business or social initiative that uses sharing economy principles. Do you have great ideas that could:

•be delivered in and create economic or social value for South Australia
•better use existing assets and resources
•address a pressing social issue (e.g homelessness).

If so, this is the challenge for you. Visit for more information and to get involved.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2017

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When: Friday 16th June 2017
Time: Registrations from 8:30am, finish 4:30pm
Where: Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg, South Australia 5045

This year's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference program has been developed with the theme around the 'Challenges for Changemakers' in the legal system and the implications this has on service provision, the law and consumers.

For more information visit

Call for Participants: Wellbeing and Attitudes to Bowel Cancer

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Would you like to find out about your wellbeing? Do you have 15 minutes to contribute to scientific research? Hugh Hunkin from the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide is looking for volunteers to complete a brief survey about "Wellbeing and Attitudes to Bowel Cancer". You'll find out your personalised wellbeing score along with suggestions for ways to improve your wellbeing. The data collected are entirely anonymous and could contribute to improving public health.

For more information and to participate, go to

Useful Link

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palliAGED: New website for those providing palliative care

A new online resource called palliAGED was launched on Thrusday 25th May by the Minister of Ageing, Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP. palliAGED provides trustworthy, evidence based information and resources to support all those involved in caring for older Australians approaching the end of their life. This includes nurses and care workers in residential aged care or community care, GPs and general practice nurses, allied health professionals and support staff. There is also relevant and trustworthy information and resources for older people and their families.

To find out more visit palliAGED here

Family Carer Workshop Hallett Cove

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When: Tuesday 27th June
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Where: Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove

Join Alzheimer's Australia SA at this community event. Topics to be discussed in the program include:

• What is dementia?
• Effective communication
• Understanding changed behaviours
• Support and services available

RSVP by Friday 23rd of June - registration essential as numbers are limited. For more information or to register your attendance contact Alzheimer's Australia SA, 08 8372 2100.

Member Club Event

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What: Dolls, Bears, Toys and Collectables Fair
When: Sunday 25th June, 10am-4pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Rd. Fullarton
Cost: Adults $7.00 and Children (4 - 14 years) $3.00

Held annually, this event is brought to you by one of COTA SA's member clubs, the Australian Plangon (Antique & Modern Doll Collectors) Club. Club members will be displaying items from their collections for all to see. There'll also be trading tables, a trash & treasure stall and a raffle with all proceeds from this year's event being donated to SIDSandKids SA.

For more information go to

Double Pass Giveaway - Justin Stahl in Concert

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What: Justin Stahl in Concert
When: Sunday 25th June, 2pm
Where: The Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

Thanks to the Theatre Organ Society Australia (TOSA) & The Capri Theatre at Goodwood we have 6 double passes to give away to this concert. Come along and see Justin Stahl performing a variety of musical genres.

For more information and to enter the draw go to

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