Department of Health and Human Services Live Stream Webinar

The Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria invite you to join their

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day live stream webinar

Monday 15 June 2020

10.30 am – 12.15 pm

The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker on the need to address elder abuse particularly during and post the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Seniors Rights Victoria will facilitate a panel discussion through a case study, focusing on best practice during the pandemic from a prevention and response perspective and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel members.

Ministerial Address

The Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

The Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Keynote speaker

Professor Joseph Ibrahim, MBBS, GradCHE, PhD FAFPHM, FRACP

Joseph is a Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine where he is head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, an Adjunct Professor at Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, and a practising senior consultant specialist in geriatric medicine with over 30 years experience.  Joseph’s ongoing research is investigating approaches to reducing harm to older persons living in Residential Aged Care Services, improving quality of life and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practiced.

Joseph is also a producer, co-writer and narrator of three short films about ethical issues facing health professionals when providing care for persons with dementia and ageing.

Facilitators

Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and
Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention

Gary Ferguson, Education Co-ordinator, Seniors Rights Victoria

Panellists

Toni Law, Advocacy Co-ordinator, Seniors Rights Victoria

Tina Douvos Stathopoulos, CEO, Pronia

Natasha Powles, Senior Sergeant, WD1 Family Violence Training Officer, Centre for Family Violence, Victoria Police

Michelle Lord, Project Lead, Elder Abuse Prevention Network, Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership

Dr. Caroline Fisher, Allied Health Advisor – Psychology, Family Safety Team and Research Lead, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Melbourne Health

 

Register for this event

Register for free to attend this webinar via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Once you register you will receive the link to join the webinar in your confirmation email just click on the arrow on the online event page

 

Housekeeping

 

Agenda

10.15am           Login

10.30 am        Welcome and acknowledgement of country by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention

10.40 am        Opening addresses by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers the Hon. Luke Donnellan MP

10.45 am        Keynote speaker address by Professor Joseph Ibrahim

11:05 am        Introduction of the panel members and case study discussion

11.50 am        Questions from Slido

12.10 pm        Closing address:  Minister for Prevention of Family Violence the Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP.

12.15 pm        Wrap-up by Gary Ferguson, Education Co-ordinator, Seniors Rights Victoria

 

We look forward to your participation and encourage you to disseminate this invitation to colleagues and key stakeholders that may be interested in this event.

For more information, please email elder.abuse@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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WEAAD Morning Tea and Chat

Open to residents and staff only (due to Covid -19). We will be using information from the toolkit and website to empower our residents and give them information about their rights etc.
This will be in an informal setting, based around a morning tea with special cupcakes in purple with WEAAD on them and everyone dressing or having something purple on.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – MFH is Turning Purple!

Matthew Flinders Home Care will be turning purple to raise awareness for WEAAD. Staff will come to work dressed in purple to make a stand against Elder Abuse. There will be a display of resources, purple ribbons, purple balloons and cupcakes which the community will be invited to help themselves. In addition, everyone involved in the event will be encouraged to take a selfie while holding their answer to the following sentence, ‘We Can Stop Elder Abuse By…’

Talks Against Elder Abuse: Stories of Hope

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 in a way that is COVID-safe, COTA Tasmania is hosting a free online forum you can join wherever you are. The program features passionate guest speakers, including the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Paterson AO, and stories of hope that will inspire us all to be part of the solution to elder abuse.

For program details and to register visit https://www.cotatas.org.au/event/talks-against-elder-abuse-stories-of-hope/

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Moores’ Live Webinar Update

Join us for a live update with Moores’ Special Counsel and elder financial abuse expert, Jessica Latimer and Associate, Rowdy Johnson, in commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2020.

In this live webinar, we will provide you with;
– An overview of what elder financial abuse is and recovery of losses for an older person,
– An update on recent cases,
– An overview of current law reform issues,
– The opportunity to answer your burning questions during the Q&A section.

Date: Monday, 15th of June 2020

Time: 8.00am – 8.30am (AEST)

Cost: Free

Click here to register for the live webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qyhsB_iPQs60FJOV6UE-Kg

City of Whittlesea WEAAD 2020 Activities

Stir A Cuppa for Seniors

The City of Whittlesea is holding a ‘Stir a Cuppa for Seniors’ – a virtual purple tea session for our staff, with a guest  speaker, on Wednesday 17 June from 10.30 am to 11 am.  Staff to wear something purple

The Ageing Well department will also commemorate WEAAD and also host  a ‘Purple Morning Tea’ on Monday 15 June, 11.00 – 11.15. Staff are to wear purple and stand up for a cuppa, in their own cubicle  (and adhere  to social distancing measures )

Facebook activities:

‘The Special Senior Person in my Life’ 

Positive messages about seniors in our lives on   https://www.facebook.com/WhittleseaUnites/

Finish the sentence poster We can stop elder abuse by…’    https://www.facebook.com/CityOfWhittlesea

The Facebook banner will also be changed to purple colour from 15 – 19 June.

Live exercise classes via Facebook

(CoW and TRAC partnership).  Exercise Instructors will acknowledge  WEAAD on Monday 15 June. https://www.facebook.com/WhittleseaUnites/

Classes are  streamed live Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 10.40am.

 

Other WEAAD activities

  • CoW Web News story linking to resources and supports for those who need help.   https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/
  • An article on elder abuse prevention in Staff Matters staff newsletter on June 12.
  • Information on WEAAD on CoW Hub rotator and the Special senior person in my life on virtual wall.
  • Five Elder Abuse Case Studies highlighting each of the different forms of Elder Abuse will rotate on CoW Hub and Cow Facebook page/Website.
  • A Twitter post on June 15: Today is WEAAD – we can stop elder abuse @seniorsRights #WEAAD  https://twitter.com/CityWhittlesea

Free Webinar: Diversity during COVID-19

How do the experiences of COVID-19 differ for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex and, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? During this webinar, our panellists will be hosting a discussion about diversity during COVID-19.

Seniors, consumers, carers, families and providers are invited to register for this webinar at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/diversity-during-covid-19-tickets-107785001842

Link to webinar: https://bit.ly/2XzLrsd

 

Free Webinar: Things to Know as You Get Older

What are the things you have come to realise are important as you get older? Seniors, consumers, carers, families and providers are invited to attend. During this webinar, panellists from Seniors Rights Service will be hosting a discussion around Wills, Power of Attorney, Capacity and Advance Care Directives.

Register for the webinar at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/things-to-know-as-you-get-older-tickets-107783383000

Older women in a park

Planning Ahead – South Yarra

City of Melbourne invite you to a free workshop run by Seniors Rights Victoria to help you enjoy life as you age.

Light refreshments will be provided.

​‘Planning Ahead’ is a simple session about how to appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney who – if need be – can make decisions on your behalf.

No bookings required

Older women in a park

Planning Ahead – Library at the Dock

City of Melbourne invites you to attend a free workshop run by Seniors Rights Victoria to help you enjoy life as you age.

Light refreshments will be provided.

​‘Planning Ahead’ is a simple session about how to appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney who – if need be – can make decisions on your behalf.

No bookings required.