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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 are some of the top free things to do in Canberra, ensuring a great time out without breaking the bank. Arts & Culture National Gallery […]

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 Card The ACT Senior’s Card provide access to discounts and special offers to a range of businesses across the ACT including shops, restaurants and professional […]

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, and travel on Canberra’s public transport system. The sun came out, and staff from COTA ACT spoke with dozens of seniors and members of the […]

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 be able to access free public health care at the expanded Canberra Hospital, and the nurse-led walk-in centres will be offering even more free health […]

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 for 2022-23 is available now. You can catch up on everything we did this past year by viewing our digital version here.  Minister Emma Davidson […]

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. During this period, staff will not be responding to phone calls or emails. You are welcome to send a message to us via our online form and […]

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 influence our health, fitness and overall well being.  Our body and its’ functions are vital in being able to do all the things we want […]

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 winners of the 2023 Seniors Achievement Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the well-being, social advancement and quality of life […]

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 lives to the fullest. Many aspects of modern life, such as communication, access to services, and social interaction, increasingly depend on digital technology. We are actively […]

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 housing rental arrangements, it is also becoming increasingly apparent in the context of retirement villages, particularly those operated by commercial entities, which are on the […]