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Media Release: COTA NT on Federal Budget 2018 – More commitment needed to ageing population and aged care

9 May 2018

COTA NT’s CEO Sue Shearer has welcomed most of the initiatives from the 2018 Federal Budget, but warns it is not enough. “One of the highlights is the provision of… (read more)

Budget may grow population, but focus needed on long-time Territorians now

8 May 2018

The budget has come and gone. It is interesting to see the comments in relation to the 2018/19 Territory Budget. There were no funding cuts to social services which is… (read more)

Mother’s Day movie fundraiser is gifted a Paspaley pearl to raffle!

4 May 2018

We were absolutely thrilled to receive news that Paspaley had gifted us a pearl pendant to raffle at our movie fundraising night.  It truly helps makes the night a perfect gift… (read more)

Thoughts on government spending and the budget ahead

1 May 2018

We are already into May and the year seems to have gone very quickly so far. We have working hard on contacting local business throughout the Territory in relation to… (read more)

Help needed (and coming) from all quarters

17 Apr 2018

Thankfully the City of Darwin did not implement a suggested Tree Levy on rate payers. Residents are still experiencing financial stress paying to remove trees from private properties and unit… (read more)

Seniors calendars and communication

10 Apr 2018

Applications for Seniors Month grants are in the process of being assessed by the team at Territory families. As soon as the outcomes of these applications are known, we will… (read more)

COTA NT announces new Alice Springs Coordinator

4 Apr 2018

COTA NT has announced that it has a representative in Alice Springs for the first time.  Ms Fran Kilgariff AM is now the Alice Springs Co-Ordinator for COTA NT and will be available… (read more)

Clearing up confusion about different cards

3 Apr 2018

We have been inundated with Seniors applying for their NT Seniors Card, which is terrific.  However, there appears to be some confusion over two different cards: the NT Seniors Card… (read more)

Staying safe in the real and digital worlds

27 Mar 2018

It’s been good to see the community rallying together after Cyclone Marcus and we owe a debt of thanks to the emergency crews, volunteers and workers who work tirelessly to… (read more)

Time for registrations and conversations

20 Mar 2018

Seniors EXPO 2018 will be held on Friday 1 June in Palmerston Recreation Centre. We will be closing registrations at the end of the month, so make sure you have… (read more)