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Revitalisation of Darwin city proposed

21 May 2019

Good news for Concession scheme members and for Darwin city!

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 (included the confirmation process) for the 2019/2020 year, members only need to confirm their details if something has changed such as their address, contact details, email or phone number. If none of your details have changed, you do not need to re-confirm. 

If you wish to change how you distribute your $500, you will need to contact Territory Families. As an example, if you had your $500 put towards your electricity but now wish to keep it for travel, you will need to contact Territory Families. The same would apply if you had $500 put towards your electricity costs, but now wish to keep it all for travel, or put a percentage towards on your electricity. Call 1800 777 704 (free call) or visit a Territory Families shopfront.

It was also pleasing to note that the Department of the Chief Minister has released Expression of Interests for the development of aged care and independent living facilities in the CBD. With a proposed CDU campus for the CBD, we may now see an influx of people into the city, which can only be good for businesses and service providers.

COTA NT also had discussion this week with a company that attended the Tokyo Aged Care Expo. Japan has the largest ageing population in the world and is looking at various technology to assist ageing in the home. One of these is a mobility app which indicates whether there has been movement in the home. Families and providers can log onto into the app and check if anything is wrong. This may assist those living alone and families who are worried about isolated loved ones.

~ Sue Shearer, CEO COTA NT

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