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Online Exercise Classes

During the COVID restrictions it's difficult to keep up with more structured exercise. Yet exercise, and especially strength training, will help keep us mobile and may also help improve our mood and make it a bit easier to tolerate the restrictions. It's well...

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Dementia Support

The University of NSW is testing a new training and support group for people in the early stages of dementia and an e-learning program for carers. They are looking for people aged 65 or over who have a formal diagnosis of dementia, to participate in an online group...

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NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman offers free consumer advice

The Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is free, fair and independent. It is the complaints - handling service for all electricity and gas customers in NSW, and some water customers. The NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman offers free consumer advice, for example have...

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Rental lists for week commencing Sept 20, 2021

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino. If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24...

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Social Futures career opportunities

Social Futures is looking to fill four job vacancies. PROGRAM MANAGER - YOUTH Full time SCHCADS level 7 plus generous salary packaging options Located in Lismore As a result of an internal promotion we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate...

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Take ACTION: on the Rights of Older Persons

Invitation to sign an Open Letter on the Rights of Older Persons We would like to invite you as civil society organisations to sign an Open Letter on the Rights of Older Persons urging UN member states to take action and commence the drafting of a new UN convention on...

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Ageism Awareness Day – Friday, October 1

The first Ageism Awareness Day will be launched at an online launch event, coinciding with the UN's International Day of Older Persons on Friday, October 1. The online event will take place at 10am (AEST) on 1 October. To find out more or to register for the online...

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ACON Regional Community Survey snapshot launch

Join us as we launch the results of the ACON Regional Community Survey on Wednesday, September 22 at 6.30pm ACON Regional staff and survey designers will be on hand to relay results back to our community and will talk about plans for future work with our regional...

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Grief and trauma support for the aged care sector

COVID-19 has impacted many people living and working in aged care. It’s okay to seek help. The Australian Government has funded mental health, grief, trauma and education experts to produce online resources and training and support you either in-person or on the...

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Better Homes Campaign – share your story

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) NSW is continuing to support the Building Better Homes campaign. Unfortunately NSW is one of two states that will not implement the new minimum accessibility standards that will be included in the next National Construction Code. These...

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