Let's Talk About Growing Older In Port Augusta

Media release - Thursday June 18

What are the pros and cons of growing older in Port Augusta and the surrounding region?

Local people are invited to join Jane Mussared, the chief executive of Council of the Ageing SA (COTA SA) for a conversation on this topic at the Institute Theatre on Friday June 26, 2015.

COTA SA represents the rights, needs and interests of older South Australians, and wants to hear from older people who live and work in the Port Augusta area.

"We know that the expectations and aspirations of older people are changing," Ms Mussared said.

"It is important that COTA SA has regular conversations with older people from all over SA to keep in touch.

"We are keen to understand particularly what matters to older people living in the Port Augusta area - what are the opportunities and what are the challenges?

"We have particularly focused on employment, affordable living, health and wellbeing, and age discrimination and we want to confirm with locals if we have got these priorities right.

"I am very much looking forward to meeting older people in Port Augusta and hearing how COTA SA can support their interests and aspirations," Ms Mussared said.

"COTA SA appreciates the support of the Port Augusta City Council, and Regional Development Australia's Far North Regional Collaborative Project for this visit.

"We hope it's the beginning of a partnership with key groups in regional SA as we continue to ensure that our State is a community for all ages."

The COTA SA gathering will be held on Friday June 26, from 10am to 12 noon at the Institute Theatre, 52 Commercial Road, Port Augusta. Light lunch provided.

To register, contact andrea.broadfoot@internode.on.net

For more information, phone 0459 340 001.

Michelle Daw, 0427 430 845 michelle@communikate.net.au

COTA SA is the peak body promoting the rights, needs and interests of older South Australians.

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