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Latest News Update from COTA SA, 22/11/2017

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 - Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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Online retail has made shopping easier than ever, but it has also increased the likelihood of your private information ending up in the hands of the wrong person. The security of online purchases has advanced with the pace of online sales. However, you will need to do a bit of due diligence to protect your personal information.

With Christmas fast approaching we thought it would be a good idea to provide some tips for safe online shopping,

To read the whole blog visit https://www.cotasa.org.au/blog/2017/shopping-online-safely.aspx

Quality & Safety In Aged Care – Call Out To Hear Your Views!

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The Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes, led by Kate Carnell AO, was released to the public on 25 October 2017.

In response, COTA Australia is leading a review to hear experiences and views of older people, their friends, family and other supporters to understand:

  • What factors impact choosing an aged care provider
  • How people source information to help choose an aged care provider
  • What indicators would assist people when choosing an aged care provider

To help inform the COTA Australia work, COTA SA has scheduled a series of small focus groups in the week of 27 November 2017 to hear from the community.

We acknowledge this is short notice, but we have a unique opportunity to provide direct consumer viewpoints into the COTA Australia review if we move quickly. This review will go to the Department of Health in January.

For more information and how to register for a focus group see https://www.cotasa.org.au/Enewsletter/quality-and-safety-in-aged-care.aspx

Free Information Session - My Aged Care - Kadina

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Members of the public are all welcomed to a relaxed, varied and locally informative gathering that will offer an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the aged care system, My Aged Care, aged care providers and services available in your region.

The session is aimed at attracting (but not exclusively for) people who are 65 years or older.

When: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Where: Kadina Town Hall, 51 Taylor Street, Kadina
Time: 9.45am for a 10.00am start, 12,30pm finish

No need to book, just come along! Free Morning Tea will be provided.

For more information go to https://www.cotasa.org.au/events/2017/my-aged-care-local-support-information-session-kadina.aspx

Do you have a passion for sharing practical and useful information? We need you!

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Are you over 50 years of age? Do you enjoy talking with groups?
Do you have a passion for sharing practical and useful information?
Are you a licenced driver in SA, or have retired from driving?
We need you!

We are currently recruiting peer educators to deliver Moving Right Along sessions in your local area and across SA throughout 2018-2019. Moving Right Along is a peer education program developed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and COTA SA that provides valuable information about the obligations and opportunities for older drivers. We are looking for older volunteers in 

• Adelaide metro area
• Yorke Peninsula
• Port Lincoln
• Fleurieu Peninsula
• Riverland

Call Germaine or Paloma to find out more on 8232 0422 or country free call 1800 182 32

For more information about the Moving Right Along see https://www.cotasa.org.au/programs/Resource/moving-right-along.aspx

Strength For Life (SFL) Aqua

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The SFL Aqua program promotes strength training as a suitable and highly beneficial exercise for over 50s.

The program will be introduced in various locations throughout South Australia over the next 12 months.

Working out in the water is one of the most therapeutic activities one can take part in.

Exercise in water builds cardio, strength and resistance all while being easy on the joints and in a cool and relaxing atmosphere!

For more information about Strength For Life Aqua see https://www.cotasa.org.au/programs/life/strength-for-life-aqua.aspx

Tell Us What Matters - Salisbury

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South Australia has a state election on Saturday March 17 - 2018.

COTA SA is holding a series of conversations 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

Our final conversation will be held on:

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017
Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Venue: John Harvey Gallery, 12 James Street, Salisbury

To have your say please register with COTA SA by RSVP to COTA SA reception on 8232 0422 (Country callers 1800 182 324) or email lrogers@cotasa.org.au

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