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Training on elder abuse for bilingual workers


This training is FREE OF CHARGE & lunch will be provided. For more information or to book a place, please contact ECCV Project Officer, Fiona York on 9349 4222 or

Bookings must be received by Friday 14 February 2014

Note: people from Greek and Chinese speaking backgrounds who have previously completed this training are encouraged to attend as a “refresher”.

Download the flyer: ECCV Elder abuse in Macedonian and Filipino communities

Rural Law financial abuse seminar

Seniors RightsThe Centre for Rural, Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria presents a free rural law seminar. Lawyers, financial advisors and community workers are encourged to participate in this video seminar on Assets for Care arrangements. The seminar will be delivered by Elizabeth Samra, Principal Solicitor of Seniors Rights Victoria and will be video conferenced to 10 locations across rural and regional Victoria.

Wed 9 Oct 10.30 – 12 noon

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Filipino community tackles elder abuse

Filipino advisory groupA new advisory group for the Filipino community has been formed to tackle the issue of elder abuse as part of a project by Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria’s (ECCV).

Representatives of Filipino community groups across Victoria are participating. Their role is to advise ECCV on how to raise awareness of the issue of mistreatment of older people including identifying the cultural context and perceptions of elder abuse among older people in the Filipino community.  Their advice will guide the project in developing a community education strategy. read more

Care For Your Assets Booklet

Care for your assets bookletMany older people choose to move in with family members so they can get the care they need as they age. Often this involves selling a home or other assets and giving the money to a family member who has agreed to provide ongoing care.

Usually these arrangements work well for everyone involved, but at Seniors Rights Victoria we see many that have gone wrong. Often it is the older people who suffer the consequences and often these could have been avoided.

This is why we have produced a guide for people considering moving in with family as they get older. Care for Your Assets: Money, Ageing & Family will help older people plan and secure their future interests. It covers topics such as making a family agreement, Centrelink and taxation implications and where to go for more information and advice. read more

Peter Russell Clarke talking natures law

Seniors Rights Small-Peter-Russell-Clarke-picAt 78 years of age, former celebrity chef Peter Russell-Clarke appreciates the importance of healthy ageing. “I don’t know much about the law,” he admitted, “but I know about the laws of nature and how important it is to put the right things in your body”.

Speaking at a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in Shepparton, Peter came appropriately attired in a purple artists smock. His entertaining presentation covered topics ranging from the history of the cauliflower to Prince Charles’ honeymoon breakfast. Finishing with a patriotic rendition of “God Save Our Chop”, Peter showed all the characteristic humour we remember from his TV show ‘Come and Get It’. read more

New Electronic Case Conferencing Site

Eastern Community Legal Centre’s elder abuse project recently launched an exciting and innovative electronic system which allows service providers to collaborate via email when they are dealing with known or suspected cases of elder abuse.

The system is set up via the Eastern Elder Abuse Network. Members of the network are issued with a user name and password to the system which they can then use to post up de-identified details of cases.  All other members then receive an email alert and can provide information, suggestions or referral to assist with the case. read more

Elder abuse & family violence forums

The Domestic Violence Victoria supported Elder Abuse Prevention and Response forums are continuing to be rolled out across the State.

Recent forums have been held in Mildura and Ballarat. They were well attended by a diversity of agencies including family violence, homelessness, Aged Care Assessment Service, Home and Community Care, Victoria Police, Royal District Nursing, Victims Assistance Program, hospital social workers, CASA, Community Legal Centres, Linkages, Indigenous and Centrelink. Presentations were provided by Victoria Police, Seniors Rights Victoria, Office of Public Advocate as well as local services. read more