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Talk of many things

16 Apr 2019

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things…” So firstly, the Federal election has been called for the 18th May, so you will have a chance… (read more)

Budget and reply let-down

9 Apr 2019

Well the Federal Budget was handed down and the Opposition replied. Lots of tax cuts and good news for people who need to utilise various medical services – but what… (read more)

Home-based aged care service audits needed

2 Apr 2019

We had a few seniors ring us about the new Grants NT system and how to apply for Seniors Month grants. It would appear there were a few gremlins in… (read more)

Development of seniors’ village reaches a critical phase

26 Mar 2019

COTA NT had a meeting with staff from the Chief Minister’s Department and as mentioned previously, the plans for the Seniors Village have moved to a critical phase. The NT… (read more)

Care needed in service delivery

19 Mar 2019

This week the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focuses on home care services, something which all COTAs in Australia called for as part of the Commission’s Terms of… (read more)

2 weeks left to register for Seniors Expo 2019

12 Mar 2019

There are two more weeks left for you to register attendance at our fifth Seniors Expo in Palmerston on Friday 31 May. If you want to be a stallholder or… (read more)

Calls for better care for dementia sufferers in aged care facilities

5 Mar 2019

COTA NT visited seniors in Katherine last week as part of our ‘COTA Across the NT’ program.  Topics discussed included the role of our new Aged Care Navigators in helping… (read more)

Face to face communications are vital

26 Feb 2019

COTA NT received a few complaints regarding the closure of some Adult Night Classes and difficulties with the online payment only option and hearing the ads (on TV and radio). … (read more)

We want to hear from you

19 Feb 2019

More funds for aged Care It was a good news day when the Federal Health Minister advised more funds would be made available for aged care – with $622 million… (read more)

Questions for the pollies?

12 Feb 2019

As highlighted previously, COTA NT now has two Aged Care co-ordinators on board to help seniors and their families and carers better access aged care in the Northern Territory. Janet… (read more)