April Message from the CEO

Western Australia has long been recognised as one of the most isolated capital cities in the world, but who would have thought we would see the day when we became isolated from the rest of our own country? And as each state of Australia scrambles to find the appropriate solution within its own borders, we…

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Mentoring 2 Work Documentary Released

Mentoring 2 Work is approaching two key milestones – all participants completing their journeys in the program and the closing out of its contract with the federal government through the Department of Social Services. With all of the activity that reached its peak last year with young adults and mentors being recruited and commenced in…

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Staying In Survey

Are you spending a bit more time at home lately? With the prospect of ‘staying in’ at home looming, now is a great time to ask our community and supporters of all ages what they do to stay healthy and happy in their homes. Complete our short survey, and help us guide a response to…

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Strength for Life Launches with a Provider Breakfast

As a leading partner in a national initiative, COTA (WA) has launched Strength for LifeTM an endorsed strength training program for those over 50. Building on the success of the previous program, Living Longer Living Stronger.TM The refreshed program includes new resources for both participants and providers. To start the morning, our providers attended a…

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New report highlights the need to increase Newstart and the aged pension to prevent older Australians living in poverty

A report launched by The Australian Council of Social Services and UNSW titled ‘2020 Poverty in Australia Overview’ reveals that the current rate of Newstart is forcing many older Australians to live below the poverty line. COTA Australia Chief Executive, Ian Yates, said the findings in the report was yet more evidence of the need…

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Introducing Strength for Life

Staying active into older age (your prime time!), is one of the best investments that you can make. Today we launched Strength for Life, a refresh of our Living Longer Living Stronger program of strength training for over 50s. Featuring a healthy breakfast, and presentations by our amazing ambassador, Professor Bob Z. Find out more…

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