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COTA NT Media Release – New VISA Debit Cards for NT Seniors

11 Aug 2019

The Northern Territory Government announced today that a new VISA debit card for Territorians on the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme will be introduced. This VISA debit card will replace existing… (read more)

We need action on aged care

2 Aug 2019

Speech by Senator Malarndirri McCarthy – Northern Territory More than 129,000 older Australians are languishing waiting for care. In the Northern Territory there are 34 people in the Royal Darwin… (read more)

Lobbying agenda set for 2019 – 2020 and good news for workers over 65

18 Jun 2019

A big thank you to those organisations that confirmed their event details for this year’s Seniors Month with us, so that they can be listed in the printed Seniors Month… (read more)

Leading up to Seniors Month

11 Jun 2019

We hope that all the organisations that are organising events for Seniors Month in August have now contacted COTA NT with their event details for inclusion in the printed 2019 Seniors Calendar.  As we speak, it’s are… (read more)

Call for event registrations for SM 2019 calendar

4 Jun 2019

COTA NT was part of a panel for the recent Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission forums held in Alice Springs and Darwin. These forums went through the eight standards in force from… (read more)

Your rights in aged care

28 May 2019

Understanding the new Charter of Aged Care Rights and how it will empower and protect you From the 1 July 2019, the Australian Government is introducing a new and simpler… (read more)

Seniors Month Calendar – Register your event

28 May 2019

The Council on the Ageing NT (COTA NT) is managing the production of the printed calendar for Seniors Month 2019 on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. If you are organising… (read more)

Lobbying on issues relevant to NT seniors

28 May 2019

Well, this is Expo week and excitement is running high in the COTA NT camp. The staff and volunteers have worked exceptionally hard to make this year’s Expo – in… (read more)

Revitalisation of Darwin city proposed

21 May 2019

We have received good news from Territory Families regarding the re-confirmation process for the NT Concession and NT Seniors Recognition Schemes.  As the schemes were only finalised in February 2019… (read more)

Major parties fail to address aged care packages

14 May 2019

In the upcoming election, don’t count on either Leader’s vision for Australia’s future, or even the present. The absence of any mention of aged care in last week’s Leaders’ Debate… (read more)