Requests For Participation

Requests for Participation

COTA SA is often asked to assist in circulating surveys, research, surveys or requests for input into the decision making process from other organisations. Current consultations and requests are listed on this page.

ARAS - Board Vacancy

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is a Statewide, not-for -profit, independent, community based organization that has provided advocacy services for older people across South Australia for more than 28 years. Older people who use community or residential aged care services, people who live in retirement villages, and older people who are experiencing or who are at risk of abuse from family or friends, can request an ARAS advocate to assist them to address their concerns. ARAS has an experienced Board of non-executive directors, and 20 full-time equivalent staff who provide information and education about aged care and broader human rights, and representation to resolve issues and ensure the voice of the older person is heard.

ARAS is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of Board Non-executive Director.

For more information including how to apply, click here

Does your local community promote healthy ageing?

This project aims to find out how adults aged 65 years and over participate in their community and how these choices affect their health related quality of life.

To be eligible to participate in this research individuals must:

  • Be aged 65 or over.
  • Live and mobilise independently.

Participation involves:

  • Questionnaires (Demographic, loneliness, sleep, health related quality of life and feasibility of study).
  • Wearing a GPS device and activity tracker for seven days, whilst keeping an activity diary.

This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project no. 8176).

To find out more please contact: Claire Gough on 8201 7803 or email Claire.gough@flinders.edu.au


Energy program needs analysis survey

A volunteer group researching a program to help people understand and manage their energy costs has approached COTA SA for assistance in distrubting a survey.

They are requesting the assistance of older South Australians in designing a relevant program, that meets your needs. 

You can complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN2M67J