Monash Health World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event

Join Monash Health for a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) event and hear about the importance of tailoring intervention orders to provide better outcomes to keep older people safe.

This free online session is set to enhance your knowledge and practice skills to work with older people experiencing abuse.

Special guest speaker:
Her Honour Magistrate Goldsbrough
Hume Region, Regional Coordinating Magistrate, Lead Family Violence Magistrate

Followed by a panel discussion with:
Catherine Hayden, Specialist Elder Abuse Family Consultant, Better Place Australia
Detective Sergeant Mark Maloney, Victoria Police Somerville Family Violence Investigation Unit
Moderated by Associate Professor Katrina Nankervis, Monash Health

When:
Friday 17 June, 2022 at 10:00am-11:00am

• Event address: https://monashhealth-events.webex.com/monashhealth-events/j.php?MTID=m355839ba3e3c0ac25da006f14c16a29e
• Password: monashhealth
• Event Number: 2650 380 7817

Use the event link on your computer or the event number on your Webex smartphone app to join this event. Please allow five minutes to join before the event start time.

Participate and ask questions using Slido
Simply log on to slido.com using your web browser or smartphone and enter the code #MHWEAAD2022 to ask your question.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day morning tea on Christmas Island

The Indian Ocean Territory Health Service is hosting a morning tea for all our Seniors on Thursday, 16 June at the Community Resource Centre between 9:30am and 11:30am.

There will be some performances by students, 2 guest speakers who will be leading a discussion around what elder abuse is, and how it can be reported, followed by a lovely morning tea. We will complete the event with a tree of thanks, where Seniors can put their names on a leaf, and hang it on the tree.

This event is free.

16 June 2022 at 9:30am

Community Resource Centre
Christmas Island, WA 6798

Sharing Stories, Celebrating Life, Empowering Older People

Join Ballarat Community Health as we celebrate local artists 65+ involved in a creative art exhibition.

A group of senior Australians from the Ballarat region have developed a series of fun, imaginative art pieces and BCH will showcase their work at this community event. Hear from participants about their journey, view their amazing art works and experience the stories in digitalised presentations.

With special guest speakers Gary Ferguson and Beth Ham.

WHEN: Wednesday 15th June, 2022, 6pm-7.30pm
COST: FREE
WHERE: Mechanics Institute, 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat
WHO: All welcome
HOW: Bookings essential. Please visit sharingstoriesartexhibition.eventbrite.com.au

For more information contact:
Kate Diamond-Keith, Ballarat Community Health
p. 0439461495 | e. kated@bchc.org.au

‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’ Purple Tea – A Conversation on Grandparenting

Seniors Rights Victoria invites you to join us for our 2022 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event, ‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’ Purple Tea.

Join us for a Conversation on Grandparenting facilitated by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, with guest speaker Dr Marlene Krasovitsky, Co-chair and Director of EveryAGE Counts campaign and a small panel of guests.

Wednesday 15 June, 2 pm – 4 pm
The City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens, West Melbourne

Dress code: Add a touch of purple to your attire.

This event will be livestreamed on COTA Victoria’s Facebook page.

For RSVPs, please register at bit.ly/StiraCuppa or call 9655 2100 by 3pm Friday 10 June.

U3A Surf Coast – Stir a Cuppa With Seniors

U3A Surf Coast, together with Surf Coast Shire Council, is hosting an afternoon tea, to raise awareness about elder abuse, bringing people together in conversations on ageing.

Seniors Rights Victoria’s 2022 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event, ‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’ Purple Tea, is a Conversation on Grandparenting. The discussion will be facilitated by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, with guest speaker Dr Marlene Krasovitsky, Co-chair and Director of EveryAGE Counts campaign and a small panel of guests.

(The event will be livestreamed at the U3A event in Torquay.)

We encourage you to wear purple to acknowledge WEAAD, purple clothes, hair, hat, a purple brooch, purple flowers, purple nail polish, anything purple at all!

This is a free event.

Wurdi Baierr Stadium (Multi-purpose Room )
36 Wadawurrung Way,
Torquay, Victoria 3228

RSVP:  e-mail: info@u3asurfcoast.org.au  or   phone 0435 374 139

Stepping up together – Walk and Jazz in the park

Come join us for a free community walk and jazz in the park in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Elder abuse is any act which harms an older person and is carried out by someone they trust, such as a family member or friend. Splash on some purple and lets celebrate our older community, because there is no excuse for elder abuse.

Wear appropriate walking shoes and bring your own water bottle. Refreshments provided.

Jells Park Tea House, Function Room
Waverley Road
Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Click here to RSVP to this free event.

Ageism Awareness Session

City of Port Phillip

Free Ageism Awareness Session
June 15 2022, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Join members of The City of Port Phillip’s Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC) to learn about ageism, a key driver of elder abuse.

Now in its 22nd year, OPAC works with Council to advocate on all matters relating to the health and wellbeing of older residents.

Join us to learn about what ageism is and find out what you can do to address ageism in the community.

Click here to RSVP: https://www.trybooking.com/BZIMU

Christine Lister

Ageing Disgracefully

Join us for a free morning tea to acknowledge World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Christine Lister who will be sharing her experience of ‘Ageing Disgracefully’. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at the experience of ageing in today’s world, and will encourage you to think about your own journey. A Seniors Rights Victoria’s Advocate will also be available to answer your questions about elder abuse and about their service.

Complimentary morning tea provided.

RSVP by phoning 9433 3345 or click here .

Cardinia Shire Council – Free community event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Cardinia Shire Council is hosting a community event to recognise World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday 15 June at the Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham.

The United Nations (UN) recognises June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to raise awareness and knowledge of elder abuse and the various ways it can affect the community. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day brings together senior citizens, caregivers, and local government to combat elder abuse.

Cardinia Shire Council continues its commitment to tackle elder abuse through the Together We Can initiative. Everyone can help stop, prevent and end family violence in Cardinia Shire by reporting older citizens subjected to violence, coercion or abuse. Family Violence, including elder abuse, does not discriminate between age, ability, culture or sexual orientation. As a community, Cardinia Shire residents can help to create a safe community that values equality and respect.

Join Council at this free community event at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Wednesday 15 June from 10.00am to 11.30am.

The event will include a special guest speaker from Seniors Rights Victoria who will talk to ‘Protecting Your Rights’ and cover elder abuse, risk, prevention and where to get support and assistance. 

The event will also include a complimentary morning tea and a FREE pop-up COVID-19 vaccination bus on-site until 1pm. Older residents are encouraged to get vaccinated.

Bookings are essential. Call Cardinia Cultural Centre directly on 1300 887 624 or online at https://CARDINIA.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/53343

For more information about this event please contact Cardinia Cultural Centre on 1300 887 624 or visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/elderabuse or email ageingwell@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Find out more about COVID-19 at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Seniors Rights Victoria – Elder Abuse Prevention and Support

Melton City Council presents a talk at the Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre on the topic of Elder Abuse Prevention and Support  on Tuesday 14th June at 1pm.

A presenter from Seniors Rights Victoria will talk about how to put safeguards in place to prevent elder abuse, the benefits of appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney, and where seniors can go for more information, advice and support.

When:  Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 1.00pm

Where: Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre

121 Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill

This is a free community event.