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Helping seniors with all their covid concerns 

Jenny Mobbs… “We’re taking calls for a whole range of issues each day from seniors who are concerned about what they can and can’t do in these difficult times.”

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT is available to help seniors with all their covid concerns and queries, including restrictions, shopping support, and loneliness. This is a sponsored post. 

THE Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT is offering a “hub of information” over the phone for seniors unsure about what to do in their lockdown situation, says CEO Jenny Mobbs.

“We’re taking calls for a whole range of issues each day from seniors who are concerned about what they can and can’t do in these difficult times,” she says.

“We’ve found they’re concerned about understanding the health message, how long they can go out for, their vaccination and where they can go for testing.

“We have a deep understanding of what people can and can’t do and we can help with these issues.”

Ms Mobbs says COTA ACT can also help inform seniors on what their entitlements are in regards to shopping.

“We can help our elderly access the shopping they need safely and help them with online shopping if necessary, because a lot of people today still aren’t online,” she says.

Ms Mobbs says a simple phone call to COTA can make a world of difference in helping out those who are doing it tough right now.

“One of the biggest issues at the moment is loneliness, especially for the edlerly living alone who aren’t able to see their family,” she says,

“Grandparents especially really want to see their grandchildren right now.

“That’s why it’s vitally important to be offering the service we are, we encourage people to get in touch if they’re not sure where to turn.”

 

Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT, call 6282 3777 or visit cotaact.org.au

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