COTA (Council of the Ageing) Queensland is the Seniors Peak giving older Queenslanders a voice on issues that affect them.
"Today we launched Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older citizens.
"In the first episode we inform listeners about the history, present and future of COTA Queensland and also explore Age-friendly Cities and Communities with Dr Kathleen Brasher, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group, Global Network Age-friendly Cities and Communities." Mark said.
"We are the legacy of 100 years of extraordinary, fantastic, public health measures and good approaches to health and to growing old." Dr. Basher said.
"When Australia was first federated in 1901, only 4% of the population was over 65. Within 100 years we are up to about 15% of the population as a whole, as a country being over the age of 65. And by 2525, will be a quarter of the population." - An exert from our interview with Dr Kathleen Brasher
Radio COTA is hosted by media veteran Andy Neil and can be accessed through any mobile device or computer.
Queenslanders and we invite you to have a listen.
"In the following weeks you can look forward to some fantastic interviews and a wealth of information leading up to the 13th Global Conference on Ageing in June and Seniors Week in August." Mr Neil said.
"We are excited to be connecting with and informing communities throughout state. Join us every Wednesday by tuning into Radio COTA." Mark said.