Seniors Rights Victoria has continued to work over the past year with the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and a number of CALD communities to develop resources for those communities about elder abuse. New brochures and community education kits are now available in Russian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Punjabi, and Tamil (brochure only) from our Online Elder Abuse Toolkit Resource Library.
COTA Victoria and Transgender Victoria bring you a panel discussion on the issues to consider in planning for the future by LGBTI communities. If you are a member of the LGBTI community, work in the area or are just interested in the issues, please come along to this dynamic discussion.
When: Mon 15 May, 9.00 am to 11.00 am
Where: Maddocks, The Boardroom on Level 25, 727 Collins St, Melbourne.
Making an Enduring Power of Attorney can help give you choice and control about how your affairs are handled into the future as you age. Seniors Rights Victoria will cover all aspects of Enduring Powers of Attorney at this free Law Week forum hosted by U3A.
Bookings essential, call Denise on 0439 321 250 by 15 May. See the flyer for more information.
When: 18 May 2017, 1.00 -2.30 pm
Where: Ballarat North Community Centre, 702 Walker Street, North Ballarat
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.
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.
Gerard Mansour, Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be speaking on how to protect your rights and prevent elder abuse as you age.
RSVP by 24th February 2017. Bookings essential.
Phone 9581 4783
Wednesday March 1st 10:00am–11:30 am
Venue: Clarinda Community Centre,
58 Viney Street, Clarinda.
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
Gary 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
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
Gary Ferguson, the Community Education Co-ordinator, will be presenting on Elder Abuse and Family on November 20th at 1:00pm (Australian Eastern Summer Time) as part of 1800Respect’s Workers’ Webinar Series. You can register to be a part of this webinar by clicking here
Where? Melbourne CBD
Time? 9.30am – 4.30pm
This one day program provides a comprehensive understanding of how to respond to elder abuse, with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of older people experiencing abuse. It includes professional obligations, duty of care, clients rights, capacity and consent, collecting and reporting evidence and referral pathways.
Who should attend: case managers, supervisors, team leaders or those required to respond to elder abuse situations.