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Keeping people connected

COTA NT took possession of a new shuttle bus – courtesy of the NT Government’s Community Benefit Fund major grants – last week. We are…

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Rents to rise for Territory housing tenants

There is quite a bit happening again this month, especially with the release of the Northern Territory Government’s Public Housing Calculation Change.  This will affect…

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Find your GEM this August

Seniors Month starts tomorrow and there is something for everybody! The COTA NT Coomalie branch holds their Seniors Picnic on Friday and a busload of…

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Katherine seniors in need of retirement accommodation

COTA NT recently visited Katherine and spoke to seniors there about COTA NT’s work and the new concession scheme.  It was important for us to…

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Seniors Month 2018 calendar is released

The Seniors Month 2018 calendar is printed and is now available for pick up throughout the NT at numerous locations including libraries, electorate offices, community…

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Knowing where to go

COTA volunteers have been working on a project grant-funded by The Continence Foundation of Australia to raise awareness of the National Public Toilet Map. They…

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COTA’s strategic policies and focus on ageism

Last week COTA NT attended the National Policy Reform (NPC) in Canberra. The NPC brings together all COTAs from around Australia to meet and discuss…

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Respecting, valuing and protecting seniors

COTA NT, along with Darwin Community Legal Service, hosted an Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop on International Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday the 15th June….

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COTA helps identify gaps in Territory aged care

The Seniors Month August 2018 calendar is off to the printers shortly.  Remember that if you missed the print deadline, you can still add your…

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Get your calendars ready!

Our Seniors Month Calendar is shaping up nicely, but the time frame is extremely tight.  All organisations who were successful with their grants for Seniors…

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Celebrating seniors

Our biggest event of the year – our Seniors Expo last week was an outstanding success, exceeding the numbers of both stall holder numbers and…

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COTA’s voice continues to grow

Our fourth annual Seniors Expo is on this Friday at the Palmerston Recreation Centre. It has grown in exhibitors and status. Next year’s will be our…

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Community conversations and support

It was a fantastic night at our recent Deckchair fundraiser when the iconic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was screened. We had over 350 people attend…

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Senior consumers should have choice

More budgets! The Federal Government released their budget last week and while it was pleasing to see more emphasis on seniors – especially on aged…

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

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…


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