Meetings will take place around Australia next week to discuss aged-care services and provisions.

Ageing Minister Mark Butler will attend the meetings to hear older people’s views on the recent Productivity Commission report, Caring for Older Australians.

Gerontologist and LGBTI ageing expert Dr Jo Harrison said it’s important older LGBTI Australians take part.

“Minister Butler needs to hear from older people and carers in our community in their own words about their fears, aspirations, concerns and desires in relation to growing older and accessing aged-care services,” she said.

“For too long, older members of our community have had to de-gay their homes when staff are sent to provide home support services or they have put off going into respite care because they feared their partner wouldn’t be welcomed.”

The Council on the Ageing Australia is coordinating the events.

A meeting will be held in Adelaide on September 27.

Meetings will be held in Geelong and Ballarat on September 28 and the Melbourne suburb of Tottenham on September 29.

Tasmanian meetings will occur from October 3 – 5 in Hobart, Devonport and Launceston.

See details below.

INFO: www.cotaaustralia.org.au

Please note: RSVP (RSVPing is essential)

Adelaide, SA
TUESDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2011
9.30am – 11.00am
Clovercrest Baptist Church
2 Famechon Cr,
Modbury North, SA 5092

RSVP by 5.00PM Monday, 26 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

Geelong, VIC
WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2011
10.30am – 12.30pm
Grovedale Community Centre
45/47 Heyers Rd,
Grovedale, Vic, 3216

RSVP by 5.00PM Monday, 26 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

Ballarat, VIC
WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2011
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Wendouree Centre for the Performing
Arts,
1220 Howitt Street
Wendouree
Victoria, 3355

RSVP by 5.00PM FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

TOTTENHAM, VIC
(with Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon)
Thurs 29 September
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Australia Light Foundation
291/293 Sunshine Rd,
Tottenham, Vic, 3012

RSVP by 5.00PM Monday, 27 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

HOBART, TAS
MONDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2011
11.30am – 1.30pm
The Old Woolstore
Apartment Hotel
1 Macquarie St,
Hobart, TAS, 7000

RSVP by 5.00PM Thursday, 29 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

DEVONPORT, TAS

TUESDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2011
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Devonport RSL
18 MacFie St,
Devonport,
TAS 7310

RSVP by 5.00PM Thursday, 29 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

LAUNCESTON, TAS
WEDNESDAY,5 OCTOBER 2011
10.00am – 12.00pm
The Tramsheds
4 Invermay Rd,
Launceston,
TAS 7248

RSVP by 5.00PM Thursday,
29 September 2011
P: 1800 182 324
[email protected]

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