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Step Forward - Together

COTA Australia and CommunityWest Inc. have been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to support both aged care service providers and older people to co-produce aged care service models that promote wellness and enablement.

CommunityWest and COTA worked with ten aged care providers across the country to trial co-production of wellness services. The learnings from the pilot project have informed the production of resources and support, including a Wellness and Co-Production Toolkit for service providers which is now available at www.communitywest.com.au

COTA has trained peer educators to visit groups of senior consumers to explore and discuss wellness, enablement and co-production, through the facilitation of an interactive session called Your Wellbeing, Your Plan. The sessions provide practical information and include discussions about;

  • Wellbeing and the benefits of staying well
  • Identifying and achieving your goals and wishes
  • Getting the most out of support services
  • Opportunities to improve services

Described by a session participant as "thought provoking and informative, creating a sense of optimism", the Your Wellbeing, Your Plan sessions encourage seniors to embrace and strive for wellness. The sessions are free, and are available now. Contact COTA in your State and Territory to book a session for your group.

COTA ACT (02) 6282 3777

COTA NSW (02) 9286 3868

COTA NT (08) 8941 1004

COTA Queensland 1300 738 348

COTA SA (08) 8232 0422

COTA Tasmania (03) 6231 3265

COTA Victoria 1300 135 090

COTA WA (08) 9472 0104


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