You’re invited to join us online at our 2021 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event
‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ – Online Purple Tea
Tuesday 15th June from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Zoom.
You can also watch the livestream on COTA Victoria’s Facebook.
Wear something purple and join us on Zoom for a Conversation on Ageing facilitated by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention with a small discussion panel of seniors and a young person from lively.org.au
Due to COVID restrictions, this is an online-only event.
Please register by 11am on Tuesday 15 June.
Dress code: Add a touch of purple to your attire, or download the WEAAD Zoom background.
Stir A Cuppa For Seniors – Conversations on Ageing
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021
As many of you know, last year, Seniors Rights Victoria initiated our inaugural Purple Tea event called ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ which is our annual WEAAD event to bring people together in conversations on ageing over over a cuppa, whilst wearing something purple to acknowledge WEAAD. Other organisations held Stir A Cuppa For Seniors events of their own which were shared to social media to promote WEAAD.
This year, due to the current Covid19 restrictions, our WEAAD 2021 ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ event will again be held entirely online on Zoom.
We invite you to join us on Zoom on June 15 at 1.30pm -3.30pm for a Conversation on Ageing facilitated by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, with a small discussion panel of seniors and a young person from lively.org.au
Conversations on Ageing
Due to the recent release of the Full Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and Safety and the experiences of older people during the COVID restrictions, ageing and ageism have become a focus of attention in Australia.
Ageism is the main driver of elder abuse. Ageism:
- stereotypes older people as physically frail and losing capacity;
- discriminates against older people; in Australia the starkest example of this is in employment, however there are clearly other examples that have been evidenced in the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and Safety;
- ignores the rights of older people by not including them in decision-making.
Understanding ageism through the experiences of ageing is one part of the equation. Also, there are ways in which ageism can be challenged and counteracted through campaigns, discourse and highlighting that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ageing.
Join us for our Conversation on Ageing for WEAAD 2021 for a discussion on challenging internalised ageism; exploring ways in which externally generated ageism can be counteracted; and increasing awareness of how ageism is the main driver of elder abuse.
We will be livestreaming the event on the COTA Victoria facebook page. Please join us on Zoom and wear something purple or have something purple with you such as purple mugs, purple flowers, a purple teddy bear, nail polish, anything purple at all! (There is also a Zoom background you down dowload here.) To register click here.
We would love to see you there, and if you can’t make it, we do encourage members of the community as well as other organisations to ‘Stir A Cuppa For Seniors’ and host your own Purple Tea, either in person if restrictions permit or online, with or members of your community group, or staff and volunteers in your organisation, or friends and family. You can find out how here.
In addition, John Chesterman, Acting Victorian Public Advocate will be launching Seniors Rights Victoria’s new video series, ‘Planning Ahead’.
In 2018 Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) and Dementia Australia (DA) received funding, as part of the Victorian Government’s Integrated Services Fund, to work in partnership to deliver information for people with dementia and their carers. The information supports people to protect their rights and wishes, in order to safeguard them from future distress and potential elder abuse.
In early 2021, as part of the project, informative videos were made and are now available on SRV’s new website.
Planning Ahead video series
The importance of planning ahead, to give you and those close to you peace of mind about the future.
Find ways to have this difficult conversation and keep a clear record of what you want.
- Capacity to make decisions
What it means to have the capacity to make decisions and how the law can ensure you get to make decisions for yourself whenever you have the capacity.
- What decisions can my attorney make?
What sort of decisions your appointed attorney can make and your rights if you are unhappy with the decisions they are making.
- Obligations of an attorney
Some of the key things you need to know and discuss with the person asking you to be their attorney.
Further information on Stir A Cuppa For Seniors: click here for more information
Registration: To register to attend our Stir A Cuppa For Seniors event on Zoom click here.
COTA Victoria Facebook: View the livestream of the event on the COTA Victoria’s facebook page.
Elder Abuse Awareness Day website: https://elderabuseawarenessday.org.au/
Ideas for events including holding your own Stir A Cuppa For Seniors: https://elderabuseawarenessday.org.au/event-ideas/