Category Archives: Elder Abuse

Community Rallies to Stop Elder Abuse

On June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we stood together as a community in saying “we can stop elder abuse”.

Seniors Rights Victoria and the Office of Public Advocate hosted a booked-out forum at Melbourne Town Hall, at which the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, launched (via video link) the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response’. We welcome the release of the Report and commend the Australian Government on recognising the need for this Inquiry, which will provide a strong foundation for future action.

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New – Elder Abuse Prevention brochures and community education kits in 6 community languages

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.

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.

 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