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, Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) will be involved in events and activities across Victoria.
WEAAD Professional Education Forum – Shepparton
We know that services in regional and rural Victoria have a critical role responding to elder abuse, so this year, we’re holding our annual WEAAD Professional Education Forum in Shepparton. The free forum on Monday 17 June will be opened by Gerard Mansour, the Victorian Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Staff from SRV will present on:
- elder abuse indicators and responses
- capacity and elder abuse
- risk assessment and safety planning.
The forum will benefit people who work directly with older people across the health, aged, legal, government and community sectors. Online registration is open now.
Other ways to get involved
It’s easy for anyone to get involved in WEAAD. Our toolkit is full of ideas and resources to get you started. If you are active on social media, join Seniors Rights Victoria on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date. We love seeing what activities everyone gets involved in, so make sure you tag or share your photos with us.