Category Archives: Education

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

Free Forum on Protecting Your Rights on 1 March

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
community@kingston.vic.gov.au

Wednesday March 1st 10:00am–11:30 am
Venue: Clarinda Community Centre,
58 Viney Street, Clarinda.

See flyer.

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

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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Elder Abuse program: assessing and responding

logoWhen?        Friday 21st November 2014

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.

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Within My Walls

eccvWhat happens when relationships with friends and family go wrong?

The short film Within My Walls is a glimpse into the lives of older people in suburban Melbourne, who have been affected by mistreatment at the hands of their families.  Launched by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) with Intafusion films on 15 October, this landmark film is a community education tool designed to generate discussion about the topic of elder abuse.

Elder abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological and/or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect. Elder abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, culture or religion, but because of shame, stigma, lack of awareness and options, it may be more hidden and under-reported in ethnic communities than in the general population. “ECCV’s advisory groups identified factors such as stigma about accepting help outside the family, not knowing where to go for help and increased dependency on adult children due to migration”, said ECCV’s deputy chairperson Marion Lau OAM.

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OPA training sessions

The Office of the Public Advocate is holding three useful, free community education sessions:
1. Guardianship and Administration for Professionals
Thursday 11 September, 2:30-4pm
2. In Their Shoes
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understanding guardianship and administration, enduring powers of attorney and medical decision-making.
3. Take Control
Wednesday 12 November, 9:00 am – 1pm
Train the Trainer workshop on enduring powers of attorney and guardianship.

For more information, and to register, please go to www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/services/109 or contact Lorraine Lipson on 1300 309 337 or at OPAeducation@justice.vic.gov.au.

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