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News 10 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 WELCOME to 2019. We hope you had some respite from busy everyday schedules and commitments over Christmas and had time to catch up with family and friends. COTA staff and volunteers return to an exciting time for the organisation as 2019 marks our 50th year of operation in the Northern Territory! We have some special events planned to celebrate, so make sure you keep in touch via this column, our online calendar, follow our Facebook page/s or sign up to our emails. Not all news is so welcome unfortunately. A recent article regarding sweeping health reforms taking effect from 1 April 2019 noted that more than six million Australians will be at risk of losing critical health fund benefits. From this date, all health fund policies will have to be divided into Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic categories. The Federal government has set new rules outlining which medical procedures must be covered as a minimum requirement for each level of cover. Health funds have not as yet ex marathon to remember two East Darwin Storm Hockey Club members who passed away. Clubhouse Territory director Deb Jones was proud to continue the legacy. The event was created as a continuing legacy by the East Darwin Storm Hockey Club to ensure their members are remembered, she said. This year we have partnered with TeamHEALTH and CareFlight to increase awareness and support for the invaluable services they provide Territorians. For players and spectators there will also be face painting, DRUMBEAT sessions, a gaming zone, food vans, a cafe and a pop-up hotel and comfort zone. Big year in store for our seniors plained to their respective members how this will affect them and how much more this may cost. We urge all seniors to contact their health funds as soon as possible to find out what the changes may mean for them, and to also to shop around health fund providers to get the best deal. As mentioned last year, COTA NT was part of a successful national tender for the Aged Care navigation system. This enables COTA NT to have two dedicated, part-time Aged Care co-ordinators, in Darwin and Alice Springs. We expect these co-ordinators to be available in early February. To ensure a co-ordinator is available to assist seniors navigate the aged care system, bookings will be taken. We will provide more information about bookings and co-ordinator availability in each location as soon as possible. Sue Shearer COTA NT CEO SeniorS Voice We have some special events planned to celebrate Jerron Jameson, Ewan Wallin, Bradley Malady and Jason Hullick are set to play ball Picture: SUPPLIED Shooting hoops for mental health TERRITORIAN basketballers can shoot hoops in support of mental health at the 24 hour Basketball Marathon this week. The Be-Inclusive Games, hosted by Clubhouse Territory will be held at the Darwin Basketball Stadium in Marrara this Friday, beginning at 12pm until Saturday 12pm. The event began in 2015 as a hockey For an appointment call 89198919 or visit www.fcdhealth.net.au Visitors & New Patients Welcome!! Appointments: Mon Fri 8am 9pm EVERY DAY 8AM - 10PM PALMERSTON GP SUPER CLINIC Palmerston Health Precinct 3 Gurd Street, Farrar We bulk bill: children under 16 years of age pension and concession card holders DVA card holders; and people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent for General Practice services for which a Medicare rebate is paid. WATERFRONT MEDICAL CLINIC Appointments Mon Fri 8.30am 4.30pm 21 Kitchener Drive Darwin Waterfront NEW CLINIC HOURS Walk-in appointments for urgent health care needs available.
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