COTA NSW by dandanhuanghuang


									COTA NSW
    “We   are not here to merely make a living.
          We are here to enrich the world.”
                                       Woodrow Wilson

     An invitation to make a difference
  About Us
   Established in 1956, COTA (NSW) is a peak body providing leadership in
   social policy and community information and education for all older
   persons in New South Wales and Australia.

   Our core functions include:
   • Policy development, representation and advocacy;

   • Brokering, referring, collaborating, coordinating, and networking among
   seniors organisations and services to seniors; and
   • Informing and educating older persons and all those concerned with their

   Nationally, COTA (NSW) is part of COTA Over 50s.

   COTA (NSW) celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006 - 2007

Demosthenes          “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”
     Our Mission

     •   to achieve well-being and social justice for older people;

     •   towards a more just, equitable and humane community in
     which older people are enabled to contribute and grow to
     their capacity, and have access, with dignity, to appropriate
     care and support.

                                  “Death comes to all, but great achievements
Ralph Waldo Emerson
                         build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”
     How We Achieve Our Mission
 •Position COTA NSW as the key policy development and advocacy
 body on the over 50’s
 •Identify gaps and develop programs and services that meet the needs
 of older Australians
 •   Influence government policies, business actions and community attitudes
 •Set the media and public agenda on the issues affecting older
 •   Changing community perceptions of older Australians

Welsh proverb                 “He that would be a leader must be a bridge.”
     Our Achievements
 A proud history of initiating programs and services that make a difference:
    Meals On Wheels,
    Carers NSW, Volunteering NSW,
    Seniors Week NSW,
    Retirement Villages Association and Residents Association,
    Seniors Clubs,
    Seniors Information Service,
    OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas),
    support for Grandparents who are carers and for those who are separated
     from their grandchildren,
    Grandfriends – linking older people with children in need
    Computing Club,
    Medication Management for Older People
    Mature Employment Line.

William Blake                “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”
   Ageing Population - NSW
 There are 1.7 million people in NSW aged 55-64 or 25% of the population
 By 2012 this is expected to increase to over 1.9 million people.
 In 2022, it is expected that over 2.4 million people will be aged 55 and older.

 Source: Local Government and Shires Association provisional modelling (indicative data)

 Today, about 1 million people or 14% of the NSW population are aged 65 years and older.
 By 2026 this is expected to increase to 20% of the population and over 1.5 million people.
 In 2046, it is expected that over 2.2 million people in NSW will be aged 65 and older.
 This means that about 25 percent of the population or more than double the present number
 people will be aged 65 and older in 2046.

 Source: Ageing 2030 NSW Office for Ageing

                                             “In the end its not the years in your life that count.
Abraham Lincoln
                                                              Its the life in your years.”
   Key Issues
   Perception and treatment
   Self determination and empowerment
   Health and well being
   Social isolation
   Abuse of older people
   Income support
   Retirement planning
   Mature age employment

Albert Einstein
                      “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but
                                  because of those who look on and do nothing.”
      COTA NSW

       L4, 280 Pitt St, Sydney 2000
       02 9286 3860
       Jon Bisset, Executive Director

       Anne-Marie Elias, Policy and Communications Manager

                        Thank you for your time.

Marion Wright Edelman
                               “You can really change the world if you care enough.”

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