Election media release

shutterstock_68609167_olderman_freckled_faceAs the Victorian election approaches, Seniors Rights Victoria commends the commitments of the major parties’ to family violence reform, but says elder abuse must not be forgotten in the mix.

‘Women and children suffer enormously from family violence, but thousands of older people are suffering too. Elder abuse must be recognised as a real family violence issue. It is only going to increase as our population ages’, said Seniors Rights Victoria‘s Manager, Jenny Blakey.

‘Post the election, there must be greater resources dedicated to raising awareness of this insidious problem, and law and policy responses that are sensitive to the particular needs of older people. We know from our work that with the right support, older people can overcome abuse and move on with their lives’, said Ms Blakey.

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