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COTA

Do you have a Mindset for Life?

When: Thursday 7th September, 2017
Time: 10am - 12pm
Where: COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

COTA SA, in conjunction with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) are partnering to co-design, test and produce Mindset for Life, a personal development toolkit for older people to build innovation and life skills to help them plan and design the next stage of their life.

We would love your help to develop and test the toolkit content for usefulness, relevance and interest. We also have some innovative learning methods to test to explore whether participation in the program does in fact lead to older people building more exciting and purposeful futures for themselves.

The Mindset for Life toolkit will cover core innovation skills (including building a curiosity mindset, observational and research skills, creativity and idea creation and analytical thinking) and core life-skills (including building a growth mindset, building resilience, critical thinking and confident communication).

These modules will equip older people to participate in multiple ways in contemporary society and create their own opportunities to generate change and pursue personal passions in later life.

An initial session will be held at COTA SA on Thursday, 7 September 2017 from 10am to 12pm, and a following session on Thursday, 21 September 2017, most likely to be held at TACSI, Flinders Street, Adelaide.

If you would like to be involved, please contact Lyn Rogers at lrogers@cotasa.org.au or 08 8232 0422 (Toll free 1800 182 324). For further information about the project, please contact Germaine Rowberry on 08 8232 0422 or growberry@cotasa.org.au.

This project is funded by an Office for the Ageing Age Friendly SA Grant, supporting projects that contribute to an age friendly South Australia by encouraging innovation and kick starting sustainable longer term projects at the local level.