Category Archives: Elder Abuse

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

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

See flyer.

 Seniors Rights Victoria is hosting the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference, which will be taking place from 23-25 February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne Australia.

The 4th National Elder Abuse Conference 2016 aims to prevent and resolve elder abuse by showcasing new knowledge to use in practice, raise awareness and influence system change.   The Conference will provide a high level of education with internationally acclaimed speakers from medical and allied health, education, government and aged care sectors, as well as arresting discussion on a range of topics. The social events will provide an opportunity for important networking.

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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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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

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Do you work with older people? Would you like to learn more about emerging issues related to elder abuse? This year’s WEAAD Forum on the topic of Human Rights are Ageless will be held on Monday 16 June at Victoria University City Convention Centre.

Register now    or phone Gary Ferguson on 03 9655 2112

Flyer 2014 WEAAD Forum

Forum information on WEAAD Victoria website

For more information about 2014 WEAAD events visit the WEAAD Victoria website

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

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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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