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Ageing Well in Your Community - South Coast Events

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A series of free ‘Ageing Well in Your Community’ events will be held on the south coast in the coming months.

Over 50s peak body COTA SA is running the events in a bid to better advocate for older people on the Fleurieu Peninsula and support their wellbeing. 

Victor Harbor and Goolwa will each host three events covering issues COTA SA’s local advisory group agreed most impact the lives of older people in the community today. 

The first two events will be held on Thursday 24 September and will cover how to  navigate the Federal Government’s My Aged Care system to help you live the life you  choose, and Advance Care Directives for supporting your end-of-life decisions. 

Events on Thursday 29 October will focus on mental and physical wellbeing to address  the potential impact the COVID-19 pandemic may be having on older people’s health  in regional areas. 

The final two events on Thursday 26 November will provide advice and information on  services to help protect yourself and older loved one’s from financial, emotional and  physical abuse. 

The events will feature guest speakers from local organisations who provide on-the ground support and services to the local community. 

Chief Executive Jane Mussared said it was important COTA SA were active in the  community, given approximately 60 percent of people living in Victor Harbor and  Goolwa are aged over 50. 

“We want to make sure the region’s older people are supported and have the  information and advice they need to make decisions and live the life they choose,” Ms  Mussared said. 

“The events will be in a safe and welcoming environment, with industry expert speakers  and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and meet like-minded people. 

“This is the first step in COTA SA being much more active in the area. We would love to  hear from people attending what they’d like next and how we can keep connecting in  2021. 

“Event places are limited, as we’re implementing COVID-safe practices, so we’d  encourage those who are interested in attending to contact COTA SA to register as soon  as possible.”

Register via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1800 182 324

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