2020 ends with high notes for COTA NT
18 Dec 2020
Thankfully the end of 2020 was full of highlights for the COTA NT staff, volunteers, members and friends with lots of activities organised in the best spirit of the season. Staff celebrated Christmas with MC and Chair of the COTA NT Board, Jan Jewell, COTA NT members and volunteers in Darwin with a beautiful festive brunch. This event was kindly supported by donations from Bunnings, IGA Darwin, Event Cinemas, the RFDS, COTA NT Berry Springs, Salvatore’s Restaurant and Parap Bakery (Gateway) and the wider COTA family through home-baked cheese reindeer heads, scones and emergency supply runs (thank you to all our elves, especially Greg and Ellen).
We would also like to thank the PRBA for their donation towards our programs. Their kind financial donation will be used to help our non-digital membership feel connected with us (i.e. help pay for print and postal costs).
Thanks too to Jan, also Chair of COTA NT Coomalie for organising the annual COTA Coomalie Dinner Dance and to Kerryn Steward for creating an interesting and engaging program for Berry Springs seniors towards the end of the year. In Alice Springs, COTA NT staff also hosted a Christmas Social at the lovely Bean Tree Café in the Botanic Gardens.
We also managed to celebrate Harmony Day, a few months later than originally planned, but the Greek-themed lunch, social and quiz was very much enjoyed by all who attended.
Thank you to our volunteers
We thanked our wonderful volunteers for their terrific support and service during the last 12 months with a lunch at Monsoons – without our volunteers giving the organisation their time, their experience and their skills as drivers, administration support staff, event and activity hosts – our programs simply would not be delivered as well as they are.
Sneak preview 2021
So, let’s say goodbye to all ‘that’ was last year and look forward to a happy, healthy New Year. We have plenty already lined up for 2021 including Pilates (restarts 11 January), Chair Aerobics (restarts 13 January), Tai Chi and numerous ‘Knowledge for Life’ workshops. Save some dates for our mini and main Expos (Katherine, 17 March) Seniors Expo 2021 (Darwin, 9 July) and Alice Springs (September).
If you can’t wait until we restart in January, remember Sharon’s Super Ageing classes are online and will keep you active until we get back!
Find out what’s on
We look forward to seeing you when our offices reopen on 4 January 2021!