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Latest News Update from COTA SA, 25/10/2017

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 - Celebrating LGBTI PRIDE

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On Saturday November 11th Adelaide's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community and their allies will take part in a PRIDE March, through the streets of Adelaide. The PRIDE March signals the commencement of the FEAST Festival, Adelaide's queer arts and cultural festival. Both the PRIDE March and the FEAST Festival provide an opportunity for Adelaide's LGBTI community (and their allies) to come together and celebrate their diversity, love, strength and solidarity.

To read the whole blog visit https://www.cotasa.org.au/blog/2017/celebrating-lgbti-pride.aspx

There's still time - register for the COTA SA 2017 AGM

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When: Monday 6th November, 2017
Time: 10am
Where: COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Guest Speaker: Dr Mike Rungie, Chair, Ageing Well Sub-committee, Economic Development Board of SA

COTA SA members are invited to the COTA SA AGM. Guest speaker is Dr Mike Rungie, Chair of the Ageing Well Sub-Committee of the Economic Development Board of SA on the topic "Ageing Well in SA".

Registration is essential. Please call 8232 0422 or email lrogers@cotasa.org.au to register your attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

The AGM will be followed by a "Tell us what matters" pre-State election conversation. Everyone is encouraged to stay and participate. https://www.cotasa.org.au/events/2017/cota-sa-election-conversation-adelaide.aspx

You're Invited: Take a Minute, Change a Life

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This is the last of our Reframing Ageing Seminars for 2017, we hope you'll come along

Take a minute to learn more about older people's mental health - it could make all the difference to you or someone you care about.

When: Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
Time: 10am - 12noon
Where: COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Free

Taking a minute can make all the difference to someone you care about - or to yourself. COTA SA is pleased to be hosting this event to raise awareness of the issues around suicide and older people's mental health; we've got a great range of speakers and we hope you'll join us to learn more.

For more information and to register go to https://www.cotasa.org.au/events/2017/wspd-event.aspx

Now Recruiting Peer Eductors for Moving Right Along

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Do you enjoy talking with groups? Do you have a passion for sharing practical and useful information? 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 (in particular the Southern and Western suburbs)
• Yorke Peninsula
• Port Lincoln
• Fleurieu Peninsula
• Riverland

For more information about Moving Right Along Visit https://www.cotasa.org.au/programs/Resource/moving-right-along.aspx. Or to find out more and get involved call Germaine or Paloma on 8232 0422 or country free call 1800 182 324.

Dental NILS Pilot

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You may already be aware of the COTA NILS scheme which enables people aged over 50 and on a low income to access interest free loans for the purchase of new essential household items, health items and household repairs (other items or services may be considered on a case-by-case basis).

But did you know there's now a pilot running to the end of 2017 for NILS loans to assist with the cost of dental work.

Visit Uniting Communities financial services page for more information https://www.unitingcommunities.org/financial-legal-services/financial-services/

Get Involved: Mindset for Life

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Entering retirement or recently retired? We want to hear from you...

‘Mindset for Life' is a partnership project between The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to co-design, test and produce a toolkit for older people to build on the skills and knowledge that will help them plan and design the next stage of their life.

For more information including how to get involved go to https://www.cotasa.org.au/requests/mindset-for-life.aspx


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Have you heard about TED talks - they're all about ideas worth spreading and feature some of the world's leading thinkers speaking for 18 minutes or less. Many of the talks are then made available online.

Well, TEDx is a program of independently organised local events - and it's coming to Adelaide in November - next week in fact. There's still time for you to get your ticket.

What: TEDxAdelaide - Theme: Zoom Out
When: Thursday 2nd November, doors open at 1:30pm, event starts at 3-m
Where: Adelaide Town Hall

Visit the TEDxAdelaide website here http://tedxadelaide.com.au/; see the full list of speakers here http://tedxadelaide.com.au/speaker-lineup-for-tedxadelaide-2017-zoom-out-announced/; and get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxadelaide-2017-zoom-out-tickets-37683203476?aff=SpeakerLineupBlog1

Hearing Loss: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia and the Causes and Consequences of Social Isolation

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By 2050, one-in-four Australian adults will experience hearing loss, and older adults will experience the highest prevalence and greatest impairment. Hearing loss impacts communication and quality of life for the person with the hearing difficulties, their significant others, and is just one of many conditions which contribute to the complexities of ageing. An understanding of the breadth and complexity of the ageing process is essential for professionals working with older adults, to deliver consumer-centric, family-centred care.

Offered by the AAG in collaboration with Audiology Australia, this event features expert panellists and two fantastic sessions:

  1. Hearing Loss: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia
  2. Ageing Colloquium:Causes and consequences of Social Isolation

For more information and to register visit https://www.aag.asn.au/events/event/hearing-loss-a-modifiable-risk-factor-for-dementia-and-the-causes-and-consequences-of-social-isolation

Have Your Say: Consumer directed aged care

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Only a week left to have your say. The ACCC wants to provide information to consumers and providers who use or sell aged care services about their consumer rights and obligations. They would appreciate your ideas about how they can help older consumers understand their rights.

For more information and to have your say go to https://consultation.accc.gov.au/consumer-small-business/consumer-directed-aged-care/

Feast Festival 2017 Volunteer call out

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Do you want to be involved in something magnificent and exciting? Well why not volunteer for Feast Festival 2017? We are looking for all kinds of fabulous and fun people to help us with a variety of roles including bar, set up/pack down, ticketing, front of house, décor/theming and general duties at events like Quiz Night, Opening Night Party, the Picnic and many venues including our Hub, Raj House.

Volunteer positions started as early as Quiz Night, Friday October 20th so get your applications in ASAP!

News Flash! This year, Feast has joined the Festival Volunteer Network who assist us with volunteer application and recruitment. You can find out more about the Festival Volunteer Network and Feast by visiting this link: Apply today: http://www.feast.org.au/volunteer/

What's On: The British Film Festival

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What: The British Film Festival
When: October 25th to November 15th
PALACE NOVA CINEMAS, 3 Cinema Place (off 250 Rundle Street)

This week and into November sees Adelaide hosting the British Film Festival, there's something for everyone in the program.

For more information go to https://britishfilmfestival.com.au/

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