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COTA Australia’s National Policy Forum 2015

COTA Forum 2015


The genders have a very different experience of later life.

In general women tend to live longer and maintain better physical and psychological health yet they enter later life much less well prepared financially. Men although better off financially find it more difficult to maintain wellbeing into old age and are more likely to experience social isolation and mental health issues. While, intersex and transgender people face very specific challenges as they get older and much more can be done to ensure they have an equitable later life.

Finally, people's life experiences are also strongly influenced by such factors as culture, language and location. These and other aspects of human diversity affect the experience and meaning of gender in older age too.

In 2015 COTA Australia will again bring together a group of outstanding individuals to explore what is needed to ensure that the genders have the same opportunities and are equally well prepared for later life.

Thursday 2 July 2015 
National Press Club Canberra

A registration fee will apply. For more information visit the COTA website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..