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Remove road blocks to get NT back on track

After perusing the Territory Government’s plan for repairing the budget, the sale of the Integrated Land Information System (ILIS) appears to be quite innovative. However, we…

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Talk of many things

“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…

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Budget and reply let-down

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…

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Home-based aged care service audits needed

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…

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Development of seniors’ village reaches a critical phase

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…

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Care needed in service delivery

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…

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2 weeks left to register for Seniors Expo 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…

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Calls for better care for dementia sufferers in aged care facilities

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…

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Face to face communications are vital

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…

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We want to hear from you

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…

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Questions for the pollies?

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…

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Diverse program on offer at COTA NT

There is a lot to love about what’s going on at COTA NT this February with a diverse and interesting program accessible to all seniors…

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Would seniors scoot around the CBD?

I recently did an interview on ABC Radio’s morning programme regarding lime scooters. These are motorised foot-scooters currently being trialled in Brisbane as part of…

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Aged care under scrutiny

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has now commenced and if you are interested, you can view or listen to the web…

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Health fund changes may impact many

Welcome to 2019. We hope you had some respite from busy everyday schedules and commitments over Christmas and had time to catch up with family…


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