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.
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.
As part of the response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian Government funded ten Elder Abuse Prevention Networks (EAPNs) across Victoria to explore how to prevent elder abuse before it occurs.
Dementia Australia and Seniors Rights Victoria are partnering to support those who have been recently diagnosed with dementia, as well as their carers, to plan ahead and to make informed choices about their future financial, health and care arrangements.