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COTA SA’s 2016 Every Generation Festival Reaches New Heights

Media Release 31st October 2016

The sun has now set on the 49th COTA SA Every Generation Festival with records broken across the board. Substantial increases in ticket sales, attendances at free events, media interest and registered community events all spell SUCCESS for the 2016 version of the Every Generation Festival and Positive Ageing Awards.

The Festival that began in 1967 as ‘Seniors Week' is now celebrating the next generation of older South Aussies in a way our predecessors couldn't possibly imagine.

2016 saw over 270 events held throughout the state in the last 2 weeks of October, attracting well over 50,000 participants. 28 local government areas and a broad range of community organisations presented a myriad of creative, thought-provoking and fascinating activities designed by and for their local communities. Festival events could be found from the South East to the Riverland, from the Fleurieu to the Mid-North - and almost every place in between.

COTA SA managed events included our opening day Fete in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the ‘Advancing Style' Fashion Lunch which highlighted the beauty and strength of the mature figure, a celebration of Italian food & family, co-presented with CO.AS.IT, and a world premiere comedy/musical that is set to tour nationally in 2017. Returning favourites such as our Conversation on Ageing - this year with George Negus - the Awards Gala Cocktail Party and various day-time events kept the pace humming along.

The 2016 Every Generation Festival has been a big success for COTA SA, and more importantly, for all the older South Australians who contributed in so many ways. Every cent raised via the Every Generation Festival helps COTA SA - the peak body for ageing in South Australia - deliver programs that are able to reach more older people in more parts of our community every, single, day.

2016 Every Generation Festival Positive Ageing Awards Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 COTA SA Positive Ageing Awards, which were bestowed on Friday night at the Intercontinental Hotel Ballroom;

KeyInvest Outstanding Achiever Award - Metropolitan
David Jarman, Marion Historic Museum Group

SA Water Outstanding Achiever Award - Regional
John Agars, Port Lincoln

Kincare Health Services Employer of the Year Award

OFTA Intergenerational Award
Ananda Aged Care & MINDA Inc

Southern Cross Care Community Project Award - over $10,000.00 budget
Joint winners: Campbelltown Home Support Program and Resthaven Malvern "Pen Pal' project

Helping Hand Research Into Ageing Award
University of South Australia Business School Project:
‘Ageing in South Australia - the Attitudes and Preferences of Consumers'

Resthaven Community Project Award - under $10,000.00 budget
Companion Animal Project, City of Charles Sturt

Turner Real Estate Creative Arts Award
ACH Group - ‘Good Lives On Film'

Adelaide PHN Club of the Year Award - Metropolitan
Marion Historic Village Museum Group

Country SA PHN Club of the Year Award - Regional
Riverland Woodworkers, Renmark

COTA SA Strength For Life Award - Outstanding Client
Molly Radakovitch

COTA SA Strength For Life Award - Outstanding Partner
City of Burnside SFL

Final thanks go to our generous sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.


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For further information or interviews, please contact;
Jane Intini
2016 COTA SA Every Generation Festival and Positive Ageing Awards Coordinator
E: jintini@cotasa.org.au

16 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P: (08) 8232 0422 Country free-call: 1800 182 324


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