Seniors transport

Helping our precious seniors find their confidence with everyday routines

As we get older sometimes the most normal everyday activity most of us would not think twice about, like catching a bus, can become quite difficult and distressing.

This is something the Council on the Ageing ACT (COTA ACT) will be addressing with the help of a recent Community Reward Account payment of just over $2,925 from Beyond Bank.

The payment was made possible through the volume of Community Reward Account holders in the ACT nominating the COTA ACT as their preferred charity.

COTA ACT Executive Director Ewan Brown said its members would benefit greatly from this funding injection supporting a grassroots program to assist them with basic transport knowledge and hands on assistance.

This funding will go straight towards training about bus services and community transport options to help our members with basic knowledge on things like availability, timetables, routes and safety.

It may seem simple, but giving our seniors the confidence to go about their daily activity and maintain their independence, greatly improves their quality and zest for life.

If you can get out and about, it means you will have daily contact with people and that interaction we all need and appreciate,” he said.

The COTA ACT payment is among many that Beyond Bank has donated to ACT charities, community groups and not-for-profits this year. It’s part of our commitment to provide grassroots support to boost fundraising and help deliver much-needed services to the community.

If your charity would like to get involved…here’s how it works.

Community Reward Account funding is distributed to not-for-profit and charitable groups that have registered as a recipient of the program. Beyond Bank account holders select which group they’d like to support and at the end of each financial year, 1.5 per cent of the average balance held in all Community Reward Accounts assigned to each organisation is donated from Beyond Bank revenues.

It’s as simple as encouraging your supporters to open a Community Reward Account, and Beyond Bank automatically calculates and donates the correct amount to the charity. It does not come from the account holder’s funds.

Since Beyond Bank established the account 12 years ago, more than $1.7 million has been distributed to community groups across Australia, helping them to continue delivering services that make a real difference to the community.

For more information on a Community Reward Account and how you can support your chosen local charity, not-for-profit or community group, visit us in branch, call us on 13 25 85 or leave a comment below.