The Office for the Ageing supports and administers two Acts and a range of programs to help older South Australians. These are: Office for the Ageing Act 1995 Retirement Villages Act 1987.
The Council of the Ageing Australia is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. Key roles:
Policy and advocacy - centrally engaged in every major aged related State Government policy over the last 20 years.
Representation - seniors' interests are represented by COTA SA in a wide range of State and Commonwealth government forums, non- government bodies, consumer advisory groups, research bodies .
Programs and services - COTA SA develops and delivers a range of services and programs delivered both in SA and interstate.
Benefits - COTA SA offers great savings and benefits available exclusively to members SARVRA is a member of COTA.
The Retirement Villages Advisory Committee is attended and advised by community, government and industry representatives. SARVRA is represented by two seats on this committee that is auspiced by the Office for the Ageing.
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (South Australia). "For the Rights of Older People" The Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc (ARAS) is a not-for-profit community based organisation, providing advocacy support since 1990. It is an independent, rights based organisation that aims to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of older people, through the provision of information, education, support and representation. ARAS offers a free, statewide and confidential advocacy service.
The Seniors Information Service aims to maximise the independence and improve the quality of life of seniors by providing free information about the services and facilities available to them. SIS publishes a Retirement Housing Directory with a comprehensive listing and profiles of Retirement Villages throughout the state. Free Retirement Housing Seminars are held at the offices monthly.