Knowledge for life
COTA NT believes that by providing relevant, up-to-date and authoritative information to senior Territorians, they can be empowered to make the best decisions for their lives. In order to do this, we aim to grow their knowledge base through provision of:
- An extensive online resource library categorised alphabetically by key topics
- Publications library located in Spillett House including posters, brochures and pamphlets provided to us by Territory service providers, stakeholders and businesses
- Workshops and seminars led by professionals, peers and business leaders
- SENIORS EXPO, our largest community event focusing on ‘connection’ between seniors and the wider Territory community.
For news of upcoming workshops, seminars and events, follow our Facebook page or view our Events calendar.
We would like to thank all those who support our ongoing “Knowledge for Life” program through the preparation and delivery of information and materials to seniors in the Territory. If you are a service provider or business wanting to inform seniors about relevant topics (e.g. health, finance, retirement, life planning, aged care services, first aid or others), please contact us.
Information about workshops at COTA
This information is primarily for supporters, sponsors and providers of workshops and seminars at COTA NT’s offices:
- A typical information-based workshop or seminar lasts between 45 minutes and one hour
- A longer session should not run any longer than two hours (due to 2 hour city parking restrictions, most seniors will leave sessions early)
- Tea/coffee, water and biscuits are available (provided by COTA NT)
- Other refreshments provided by the presenting body should be healthy and nutritious options, and wherever possible catering for diabetic, gluten-free dietary requirements
- Housekeeping and Health and Safety guidelines must be announced before each presentation (these are provided by COTA)
- Presenters are encouraged to use a (hand-held) microphone to enable all participants to hear what is being said (this is provided by COTA NT)
- Presenters are encouraged to speak slowly and enunciate clearly
- Presentations should be interactive wherever possible, humour (where relevant) helps to keep people engaged and interested in the topic
- Samples to show or giveaway are always appreciated by participants
- PowerPoint presentations, YouTube videos and Internet resources can be viewed using the provided laptop and monitor in the large meeting room (presentations should be brought on USB sticks).