Raise Your Voice. Raise Your Profile.
Become a COTA member.
Do you think Government should be doing more for older people or the business sector has lost touch with their needs? Are you frustrated that the community's attitude towards older people is deteriorating?
You may think you are powerless when it comes to having your concerns heard, but you aren't.
COTA is the peak body for older Australians. COTA informs and influences all levels of Government, the business sector and the general community to deliver better outcomes for people aged over 50. Our work draws on the opinions of today’s older people and concerns for future generations and is guided by the following principles:
- promoting positive views of ageing and rejecting ageism,
- maximising the social, economic and political participation of older people,
- formulating and presenting sustainable and responsible policies to Government and business,
- raising awareness of the ongoing value and contribution of older people, and
- maintaining and extending services and programs that are used and valued.
COTA is unique because it provides its members with ongoing opportunities to directly tell us about issues that matter to them.
We ask, “what concerns you as an older person?" and then we act on that information. Our members are represented because COTA sits on numerous advisory groups which have the power to bring about change. The issues and outcomes we are constantly fighting for include:
- Mature Age Employment - ensuring older people fully participate in the labour force,
- Retirement Income - maintaining the pension against the real cost of living in retirement,
- Age Discrimination - reducing deeply instilled ageist attitudes in the community,
- Public Transport - providing more investment into innovative community transport options,
- Housing - increasing the supply of affordable and appropriate housing,
- Aged Care and Health Services - providing more control for people to remain in their community, and
- Essential Services - ensuring concessions maintain their real value.
COTA also delivers innovative services and provides information to tens of thousands of older people that promotes health and wellbeing and helps overcome social isolation.
We have made a great deal of progress however, there is still a lot more that needs to and can be done.
Membership is the lifeblood of COTA. An engaged and growing membership enables COTA to become more influential.
For a small annual fee of $34/Single and $44/Couple, COTA members also receive exclusive access to The COTA Rewards and Savings Program. This provides a wide range of benefits, which helps members save money when dining out, and on wine, travel, cinema, leisure activities, entertainment and everyday living expenses such as groceries and fuel.
Other exclusive benefits include:
- Six issues per year of our members' magazine, ONECOTA - a 56 page, full colour magazine
- COTA Insurance ‐ the insurance specialists for COTA members
- COTA Home Maintenance Services ‐ for small and large jobs around the home
- Invitations to events, workshops and seminars on informative and interesting topics.
Anyone can become a COTA member, irrespective of their age, background or where they live.
Become a COTA member today to Belong, benefit and Be Heard.
Call 1300 1400 50 or visit our website to learn more or to join.
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