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Newsletter, October 2021

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Its time to say thank you on Grandparents Day COTA NT is urging all Territorians to get behind the first Grandparents Day to be formally celebrated in the Northern Territory on Sunday 31st October. Grandparents Day is an opportunity to say thank you to grandparents, pseudo or adopted grandparents, older kin and carers and to publicly recognise and celebrate the role they have. In 2020, it was estimated that the unpaid time spent by grandparents on providing childcare in Australia was worth more than $4.4 billion per year. The impact of COVID highlighted what a significant, unpaid and free economic benefit grandparents can provide. Grandparents doing the school run and providing after school and holiday care alone can help parents save over $1200 a month. Grandparenting is one of the cornerstones of modern Territory life, said Sue Shearer, Chief Executive Officer of COTA NT. Many grandparents sacrifice their own lifestyles, needs and finances to care for children. And it can be tiring emotionally and physically. Yet they do it, because it is about family, community and contributing; and it often brings joy and opportunity for shared learning. Its time for us to recognise this contribution publicly and say thank you. COTA NT and community photographers have captured images which celebrate real Territorian grandies to create an online gallery; and over the last few months used an I Love Grandie photo frame to create Grandie portraits which will unveiled in a new online gallery in November. With the support of the Northern Territory Government, nbn, Netball NT and Life Without Barriers, COTA NT is marking Grandparents Day for the next 3 years starting with: A Territory-wide competition for children celebrating their Grandies (closes 30 September) A free Community Resource Kit full of event planning and promotional material. NOITHEIN TUAITOIY tor..;.r----.. nbn COTA Northern Territory is the peak advocacy and representation organisation for senior Territorians advocating for and working towards an age-friendly, Just, inclusive and equitable society since 1969 https://coomalie.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9f993ee78108fdc57ea7f9bfc&id=ec90437c83&e=449dcfe722 https://coomalie.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9f993ee78108fdc57ea7f9bfc&id=5c5b7bb3f0&e=449dcfe722 https://coomalie.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9f993ee78108fdc57ea7f9bfc&id=c5695e0843&e=449dcfe722