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New Elder Abuse Prevention Networks project

Seniors Rights Victoria has received a grant of $85,000 from State Trustees Australia Foundation, to conduct action research on good practice models for local Elder Abuse Prevention Networks. Up to 10 Networks will be set up throughout Victoria as part of the Government’s preventative response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Networks link local organisations – such as health centres, council home carers, and seniors clubs to raise awareness of elder abuse and implement local prevention strategies. This is one of three projects funded by the Foundation as part of its Elder Abuse Prevention and Response grants program.

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Free Legal Matters & Ageing Seminar 27th March 2017

Free Seniors Seminar covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.  Receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making Enduring Powers of Attorney’.  Please see attached flyer.

Monday 27th March 2017, 10:00am—12:00pm

Venue: Bairnsdale Library

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

RSVP East Gippsland Shire Council by 20th March.  PHONE 03 5152 4225 or book in person at the library.

Seminar Flyer 27 Mar

Welcome to new staff

Seniors Rights Victoria is delighted to welcome two new members to the team this month.

Melanie Joosten is our new Policy Officer and her focus is on developing Seniors Rights Victoria policy on elder abuse in the context of family violence and the ongoing reforms resulting from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Melanie comes to us from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) where for the past 5 years she has been contributing to research on health promotions, and more recently, elder abuse. The elder abuse research at NARI was done in collaboration with Seniors Rights Victoria and drew on our growing body of data about abuse of older people.

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Free Legal Matters & Ageing Forum 21st Feb 2017

A forum covering all aspects of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills in a lively and interactive way. Receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making  Enduring  Powers of Attorney’ and learn all about Wills and have your questions answered  in Legal Bingo. Please see attached  flyer.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

RSVP GLEN EIRA COUNCIL SERVICES PHONE 9524 3333

Tuesday 21st February 10:30am—12:30 pm

Venue: Caulfield Park Pavilion

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Invitation – 25 August Victorian Government consultation with older Victorians on the Gender Equality Strategy

The Victorian Government is developing our first ever Victorian Gender Equality Strategy.

There will be a consultation with older Victorians that considers gender and how to improve women’s rights on:

Date: Thursday 25 August

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: 1 Treasury Place Melbourne

Please RSVP to genderequality@dpc.vic.gov.au or call (03)9637 3344.

Advancing gender equality increases women’s safety, security and wellbeing by encouraging a society based on respect and equality.

Gender equality also has tangible benefits for Victoria’s social and economic prosperity, as more women are supported to reach their potential.

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What does intimacy look like as we age? 27 September

As part of this year’s International Day of Older Persons and Victorian Seniors Festival activities, the Mornington Peninsula Shire will be showing a free community film in Rosebud.

In 69: Love Sex Senior, older people of seventy and over give us an honest and disarming look into their sex and love lives. Uplifting and reassuring, this provocative documentary breaks down stereotypes and shows us the importance of physical intimacy, even in our twilight years.

This is a free event but bookings are required:

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2015 Law Week Forum for Seniors in Hastings

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A free morning tea and dynamic and interactive forum for seniors on Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and protecting your rights as you age.

Wednesday 13 May 2015, 10.00am – 12.30pm

Hastings Community Hub

1973 Frankston Flinders Road, Hastings

RSVP

Places are limited so please phone or email to secure your spot:

T: 1800 064 784 or 9783 3600

E: pclc@pclc.org.au

Please see flyer for more information:  Law Week Forum Flyer

Money, ageing and family: 2015 Law Week Forum for Seniors in Glen Eira

imageGary Ferguson, from Seniors Rights Victoria, will present on money, ageing and family and identify some of the issues to think about when an older person’s living arrangement is about to change. How does the older person protect their rights and continue a fulfilling lifestyle? A free booklet Money, Ageing and Family is provided to participants.

This is a free information session for adults.

Date: Tuesday 12 May

Time: 10am–12pm

Location: Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield

Bookings are essential. For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333 or visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au

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