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Add your COTA ACT membership card to your digital wallet

Did you know that you can access a digital membership card for your COTA ACT membership? You can add your card to your phone wallet (for phones that have that ...

Become a digital mentor with the help of COTA ACT

Are you interested in learning more about technology, and helping people in your life with their digital devices? Living in a digital world can have its challenges. While we know ...

Take our Falls Risk Assessment survey today

Have you had a Falls Risk Assessment with COTA ACT in the last year? We would love to hear your feedback about your assessment to measure how beneficial this program ...

Retirement Village Seminar – recap and resources

Our first member exclusive seminar was a great success! We were joined by lawyers from Chamberlains Law Firm and COTA ACT’s housing and ageing advisor, Basil Le Brooy. We have ...

All About Dementia – information session for seniors

COTA ACT hosted a session All About Dementia as part of our Midweek Matters information seminar series on Wednesday 17 April. More than 90 attendees were joined by Georgina Chelberg PhD ...

Discover Enjoyable and Cost-Free Activities in Canberra

Canberra offers an abundance of fantastic free activities, much like its abundance of roundabouts. Whether you’re interested in arts and culture or outdoor adventures, Canberra has something for everyone. Here ...

COTA ACT – your hub for seniors resources

Discover a wealth of information tailored for seniors through COTA ACT. Our Seniors Information Service offers guidance on various topics, accessible via phone, email, or in-person visits. Your ACT Seniors ...

Success for seniors trying the Light Rail

On Thursday 4 April, COTA ACT partnered with Transport Canberra and Canberra Metro to host a ‘come and try’ day for seniors to find out more about the light rail, ...

Focus on health, housing, cost of living and infrastructure in Cabinet changes

The ACT Government will strengthen its focus on health, housing, cost of living and infrastructure with changes to the Territory Cabinet announced on the 11th of December 2023. Canberrans will ...

Annual General Meeting outcomes and Annual Snapshot

On the 29th of November 2023, we celebrated our Annual General Meeting with board members, staff, COTA members and friends. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Our Annual Snapshot ...

COTA ACT holiday shutdown information

COTA ACT’s office in Hughes, including the Seniors Information Line will close for the holidays from midday Friday 22nd of December 2023 and reopen on Tuesday 2nd of January 2024. ...

Strength for Life stories: Rod’s journey back to racing

“I didn’t imagine that doing this program each week would improve my walking as much as it did” As we age, it’s no surprise that there are several factors that ...

The 2023 Seniors Achievement Award winners have been announced

COTA ACT Announces Distinguished Winners of the 2023 Seniors Achievement Awards Canberra, Friday 24th November 2023 — COTA ACT (Council on the Ageing ACT) is delighted to reveal the outstanding ...

Get Online Week (16-22 October 2023)

COTA ACT is a proud participant in Get Online Week. We know from our experience working with older people that digital inclusion is essential to allow people to live their ...

Addressing housing issues in retirement villages

The issue of power imbalances within the housing sector has been a persistent concern for COTA ACT over the years. While this challenge is evident in both private and social ...

International Day of Older Persons 2023

Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations Seventy-five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, ...

Advance Yourself: National Wills Week 2023

Advance yourself: The importance of preparing your will at any age The ACT is participating in the inaugural National Wills Week 2023 from 11-17 September 2023. Learn more about how ...

ACT Seniors Expo 2023: Celebrating Life and Connection for the seniors

The much-anticipated ACT Seniors Expo is set to return for another year of celebrating the vibrancy, wisdom, and accomplishments of seniors. This Spring Expo, organised by COTA ACT, promises to ...

Seniors Concert success

Hundreds of people braved one of the coldest days of the year to see the Band of the Royal Military College Duntroon play a special show at the historic Albert ...

Strength for Life information session

Join us for an informative session and learn all about Strength for Life and Falls Risk Assessments. Find out more on our Event page here.

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Exhibitor registrations open for the ACT Seniors Expo in Spring

COTA ACT will be presenting the Seniors Expo in Spring, on Thursday 21 September 2023. Exhibitor registrations are open for organisations, groups and businesses who would like to showcase their ...

Chief Minister’s Seniors Concert sees unprecedented demand

The Annual Chief Minister’s Seniors Concert, coordinated by COTA ACT, has seen extraordinary demand in 2023 – with both concerts booked out! “The Concert has always been a popular fixture ...