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What You Say About COTA NT

Council on the Ageing Northern Territory Inc (COTA NT) is the Peak Body for seniors in the Territory, and dedicated to promoting the well-being of senior Territorians. It is a non-profit organisation governed by a Board elected by its financial members, with a small staff supported by a team of volunteers. COTA NT also has representatives and active bodies in Coomalie, Alice Springs and Berry Springs. 

Insight from seniors into COTA NT’s work

The comments we receive from our community reflect the broad spectrum across which we work:
 

Advocacy and News

COTA NT’s website which publishes to empower senior Territorians

A key word for COTA is “connection” – We stay connected through our website, Facebook page, Seniors Voice newspaper articles, media releasesCOTA NT News, Round Tables and ONECOTA contributions. Find out more about how COTA represent seniors

On Seniors Voice “Congrats on a great article for COTA in the SUN paper.” Maggie Carter
 
On the review of the Northern Territory Pensioners and Carers Concessions Scheme “WELL done to COTA ..and others..who worked so hard! Congrats” Fiona Darcy
 
On the review of the Northern Territory Pensioners and Carers Concessions Scheme “Hi Cota, great to see you are pushing back to the value of keeping older territorians in the Territory. Hundreds of our mates have headed to the Sunshine State and other places. Keep up the good work.” Roger Steele 
On COTA NT News “Thank you to all COTA NT staff and volunteers for keeping us up to date, especially with things relating to NT seniors.”  Lorraine Donfeld
 

Events

Seniors EXPO brings together nearly 1000 Territory seniors and community stakeholders

Find out more about events in the Territory for seniors and about COTA NT’s Seniors EXPO.

On SENIORS EXPO “Hi Sue, Lina and Steph, Yesterday’s Expo was a very successful event. I know how much effort is put in by Sue, LIna and Steph especially pulling all this together. On behalf of the board and myself I would like to thank you and all the volunteers who helped to make this the success it was. It certainly puts COTA’s name out there in front of seniors and organisations as the peak body for seniors in the Territory. Once again thank you very much for all your efforts.” Jan Jewell Chair, COTA NT

On SENIORS EXPO “Thank you to everyone who helped in such a fantastic day.” Robin Knox
 
On SENIORS EXPO “I thought it was a great day and appreciate the effort and planning that is behind pulling the Expo together. Well done. Sharon Tentye
 
On SENIORS EXPO “GREAT EXPO TODAY!!!! It was really well organised and just a lovely venue and day.” Tania Roberts
 
On SENIORS EXPO “Thank you Steph, Can I just say that programme look absolutely incredible!  What a FANTASTIC job you and the team have done!” Miriam Nuttall
 
On SENIORS EXPO “Really good event at the Seniors Expo! We signed plenty of new clients and tested over 40 people throughout day! All your hard work really paid off” Faye Dickson, Australian Hearing
 

Programs

COTA NT volunteers during Seniors Month in August

Read more about the COTA NT programs – Fit for Life, Knowledge for Life, MASP, Peer Education, PICAC, Seniors Month,  Staying Connected, Volunteering

On Bunnings craft workshop “To all of you our sincere thanks for this weeks arrangements. It was great to enjoy COTA’s hospitality. Today’s Bunnings session very enjoyable. Have a lovely weekend,” Vera and Franz Kratschmer

On DCA weaving workshopIt was a fun morning. Thanks ladies.” Carol Ohh

On Devonshire morning tea fundraiser “Very enjoyable morning, thanks” Angela James

On iPad training “Thanks for the last few weeks. Have really enjoyed and learnt.” Marg Eldridge

On Fit for Life programming “Attended my first Chair Pilates class last week and loved it. I felt this class would suit people who have back issues and are unable to do exercise on the floor. Sharon was terrific and I was surprised how hard we worked. I intend making it a regular when I am in town. Thanks Steph and Sharon.” Suzie Berger

On Seniors Month BCC movie and morning tea “Great film thank you very much.” Denis Newsham

On volunteering
 “A very caring and loving team to be working with.” Di Barclay

On volunteering
“…feeling proud to be part of such a caring, sharing team with so much passion for helping our Senior Territorians” Yvonne Smith

 

Support

Your Well-Being Your Plan – conversations facilitated by COTA NT

COTA NT’s staff and volunteers offer support and assistance to seniors online, on the phone and for face-to-face meetings (appointments may be required). It publishes INFORMATION to inform and empower seniors on its website on a wide variety of topics.

On Consumer Directed Care “Hi Lina, Thank you so much for your response.  I nearly cried reading your email.   I was wondering, if I brought some of mum’s current contract and paper work in regards to her package and what she is currently receiving, would you mind going through this with me.  Even if it is to just explain what means “what”.  Once again, thank you so much for responding. Kind Regards” Coleen Harris 

On providing support for Danila Dilba renal group “I would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank and acknowledge the support COTA has provided for our clients to continue their physical activity program and how welcoming and professional the team have been to us and our clients. Many thanks Kind regards” Karrina Demasi, Chronic Disease Care Coordinator Danila Dilba Health Service

On the year’s work “Wishing Stephanie and COTA (NT) team A Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed Happy New Year 2017. Thank you all for your great job, for looking after the Senior Territorians in 2016.” Regards, John and May Hulme

Membership Perks

COTA members at the Peking Opera, Darwin Entertainment Centre

Read more about COTA NT membership

On receiving COTA invitation to DEC “Am just back from the Peking Opera – was fabulous! everything about it was great, from the fabulous costumes, amazing facial expressions, acrobatics and all the dance! Thanks for the opportunity/ticket. Merry Christmas!” Frances Abbott

On receiving COTA invitation to DEC “Thank you COTA for the tickets to the Peking Opera. It was a magnificent event. Happy Christmas from us both.” Fred and Lyn Barlow
 
On receiving COTA invitation to DEC “For now, a BIG THANKYOU to Cota for organising the morning. I really enjoyed the performance, as did all I saw there and have been able to ask. Again, many thanks. “
Fred Mitchell
 
On receiving COTA invitation to DEC “Good Morning Stephanie, Just a note to thank you for the opportunity to attend this most enjoyable event. My friend and I really appreciated it, as well as the ideal seat allocation.
What a great idea to be able to offer such an opportunity. Regards” Sandra Parker