About 500 people, including representatives from SRV, made policy waves last month at the 6th National Elder Abuse Conference.
Victoria’s 10 Elder Abuse Prevention Network are spearheading the drive to raise awareness and change attitudes towards elder abuse.
A booklet to be launched soon by Seniors Rights Victoria will help people take practical steps if someone close to them is experiencing elder abuse.
Seniors Rights Victoria’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day forum was one of many worldwide events and activities that empowered, celebrated and informed older people on 15 June.
Poor mental health may make a person more susceptible to elder abuse and elder abuse, in turn, adversely impacts an older person’s mental health.
Seniors Rights Victoria would like to hear from people who would like to take part in a project to looking at elder abuse and Contributory Parent visas.
Guardians and Administrators who abuse their appointment and act dishonestly for their own financial gain face fines of up to $95,000 and up to five years’ jail under a new Victorian Government Act.
Mental health professionals need a better understanding of elder abuse and the challenges people face as they age.
une 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), officially recognised by the UN in 2011. Individuals and organisations worldwide will be participating in events and activities that empower, celebrate and inform older people, as a way of preventing mistreatment and harm occurring in their communities.
June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), first officially recognised by the UN in 2011. As individuals and organisations worldwide work to empower, celebrate and inform older people, SRV will be involved in events and activities across Victoria.