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Vision, Purpose and Values

COTA SA stands with older South Australians to create new images and new expectations for our older years — boldly reframing the way we age.

Two older people with a shed and trees in background

Standing with older South Australians.

COTA SA stands with older South Australians to create new images and expectations for our older years — boldly reframing the way we age.

Our Vision

Ageing in Australia is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence.

Our Purpose

We advance the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as we age.

Our Values

Respect — We respect and value the contribution and lived experience of South Australians as they age and support each person’s right to make choices and to participate in their community.

Diversity — We value the great diversity that characterises South Australians of all ages and are committed to genuine exchange and engagement with older people.

Equity — We are aware of and committed to reducing the impact of inequality, disadvantage and discrimination on South Australians as they age.

Collaboration — We work collaboratively with older people, with our COTA colleagues, with our partners, and with the South Australian community to achieve the vision and purpose of COTA SA.

Integrity — We operate ethically, openly, honestly and with accountability in all our interactions.

Independence — We understand the value and trust that older people and the community place on our independence as the voice reflecting and representing older South Australians.

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