Council on the Ageing 4/08/2005
Established in 1986, Noosa's high achieving Council on the Ageing (COTA) expects to receive Shire funding to conduct three forums this year addressing :
• Transport - with emphasis on pedestrian safety
• Quality use of medicines (to prevent the high ratio - around 50% - of hospitalisations caused by inappropriate use of medications by the over 60s) and
• Mature aged employment - and in particular the Pensioner bonus scheme, that rewards those who extend their working lives beyond retirement age.
COTA President Cr June Colley says that nationally the organisation has a membership of 280,000 and is the peak lobby group with the State and Federal Governments on ageing issues.
"In addition, COTA has facilitators and peer educators, prepared to travel to communities interested in working towards educating residents on these sorts of topics," said Cr Colley.
"The local committee represents the ageing at the grass roots level. We have about 20 very active members and other expertise we can call on when we tackle individual issues.
"COTA Noosa meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2.00 pm in the conference room at the Noosa Library in Wallace Park, Noosaville. Anyone interested in further information about COTA and its role in representing the over 50s in our community may contact me on 5447 1597."
• For further information, please contact : Cr June Colley - 5447 1597
Noosa Council Contact Details:
Noosa Council, 9 Pelican Street Tewantin, Queensland, Australia
Chief Executive Officer, Noosa Council, PO Box 141 Tewantin, Queensland, Australia 4565
Ph 07 5449 5200 Fax 07 5447 1062
Overseas callers telephone 617 5449 5200
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