Protecting Your Own Future

An information session for community members aged over 65 years covering the topics:
• Power of Attorney Risks
• Maintaining positive family relationships
and friendship networks
• Evolving your independence

Start planning now to maintain your independence and wellbeing. Your speakers have plenty of practice in helping people solve problems. This includes issues with family or money.

Light lunch provided – Warm Room – Bring a friend or carer

RSVP Information

Call 8587 0142, email tbolitho@smpcp.org.au
or, book on Event Brite here: https://goo.gl/16SbQG

Step 4

Taking a Stand Against Elder Abuse

Information stall with free cupcakes, information brochures, a friendly face to talk to and awareness ribbons to share. Matthew Flinders Community Care will be holding its annual “Pledge Wall”, where the community can come along and write their very own pledge on a purple hand, stating how they promise to stand AGAINST elder abuse this year. Matthew Flinders will then make a year round display in their foyer.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Breakfast

The Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria found that elder abuse is an under-reported form of family violence that warrants particular attention and a tailored response. This breakfast event will explore the Victorian Government’s family violence reform agenda and implications for older people and elder abuse. The session will showcase initiatives underway across the state and explore ideas for making sure that older people receive the support they need.

RSVP Information

Jaya.Manchikanti@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Making empowered choices

Join us for an afternoon tea as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

As part of its Family Violence Resource Program, Jewish Care is very proud to host this free WEAAD event with guest speakers Dahni Houseman (Victoria Police) and St Kilda Legal Service, as well as a comedic intro from Bubba Helen on The Lighter Side of Ageing!

RSVP www.jewishcare.org.au/elderabuse

Ballarat Dinner and Webbcona Branch CWA of Victoria Seniors Rights and Mini Expo

A joint event organised by two Ballarat CWA branches to highlight this CWA social issues topic for 2018 – Elder Abuse.

This event is day-time forum with a guest speaker in the morning from Seniors Rights Victoria followed by a mini expo of tables from a local chemist, a local footware retailer specialising in correct fitting of shoes, Ballarat Community Health , Ballarat Community Legal, Relationships Australia (Ballarat office ) and Carers Australia, who will all provider a five minute overview, before being available for attendees to visit their displays.

RSVP Information

By 4 June to Liz Verlinden Secretary Ballarat Dinner CWA 03 5336 4254 ,0407 417777 or email verlindennl@bigpond.com

Community Information Table at Rosebud Plaza

The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s official Community Advisory Committee on issues to do with ageing well, PACE, is holding a community information and awareness raising table at the busy Port Phillip Plaza in Rosebud on Wednesday 13 June from 10am. PACE members will be there to speak with community members and to give out Seniors Rights Victoria information cards and WEAAD purple ribbons. PACE has promoted this in the local media, including on their awareness raising, local radio segment, PACE on AIR, with community radio RPP.