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Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) putting a spotlight on grandparents on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

As part of World Elder Abuse Day (15th June), Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV), a key program of Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria, will host their annual event, ‘Stir A Cuppa with Seniors,’ highlighting the critical role of grandparents in families.

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.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event for City of Darebin

R E S P E C T – Find out what it means to me

In many parts of the world elder abuse occurs with little recognition. It is a global social issue which affects the health, well-being, independence and human rights of older people around the globe. Playback Theatre and Darebin Council invite you to come along to a performance piece celebrating the contribution of older people to our community. This is a conversation about respect and what it means to you.

Light refreshments will be provided. Call 8470 8063 to book or to arrange transport.

RSVP via Eventbrite

 

 

Elder Abuse Response & Prevention Expo Friday 28th June 2019 (In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019)

Western Health is hosting an Expo to provide an opportunity for health professionals to meet and build awareness of services that support people experiencing elder abuse in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

Over 18 Exhibitors will be present including:
Anglicare, Australian Vietnamese Womens Assoc,
Carers Victoria, Migrant Resource Centre—North West,
Office of the Public Advocate, Seniors Rights Victoria, State Trustees,
Victoria Police, Womens Health West & many more.

Official opening at 12:30:
• Opening Address: Russell Harrison (Western Health CEO)
• Performance by the Western Health choir.
• Refreshments provided.
• Freebies and resources available.

RSVP

RSVP online at Eventbrite.

World Elder Abuse Day Forum – Eltham Library

We all want to be treated well and treated with respect no matter where we are in life. Sometimes as we get older, we experience disrespectful behaviour from people we know and trust. When this happens it’s important to know that there is help and support available.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) occurs on 15th June each year. It’s an opportunity to reinforce that as people age, they have the right to live in dignity and with respect.

Come along to a free forum (afternoon tea provided) for an interactive discussion with a speaker from Seniors Rights Victoria. Seniors Rights Victoria is a free service that assists people over 60 years of age and who live in Victoria.

Bookings essential for catering purposes, visit https://weaad-eltham.eventbrite.com.au.

For more information or assistance with your booking please contact Positive Ageing Officer, Katie Camilleri on 9433 3345 or email positive.ageing@nillumbik.vic.gov.au.

Please note that another session is also being held at Diamond Valley Library at 10.30am – visit https://weaad-diamondvalley.eventbrite.com.au.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum – Diamond Valley Library

We all want to be treated well and treated with respect no matter where we are in life. Sometimes as we get older, we experience disrespectful behaviour from people we know and trust. When this happens it’s important to know that there is help and support available.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) occurs on 15th June each year. It’s an opportunity to reinforce that as people age, they have the right to live in dignity and with respect.

Come along to a free forum (morning tea provided) at Diamond Valley Library for an interactive discussion with a speaker from Seniors Rights Victoria. Seniors Rights Victoria is a free service that assists people over 60 years of age and who live in Victoria.

Bookings essential for catering purposes, online at https://weaad-diamondvalley.eventbrite.com.au.

For more information or assistance with your booking please contact Positive Ageing Officer, Katie Camilleri on 9433 3345 or email positive.ageing@nillumbik.vic.gov.au.

Please note that another session is also being held at Eltham Library at 1.30pm – book online at https://weaad-eltham.eventbrite.com.au.

Ararat Elder Abuse Awareness Forum

Elder Abuse Awareness Forum Ararat

Join us for this public forum raising awareness of elder abuse, discussing how to recognise it and sharing how to combat it.
Featuring special guests

  • Gerard Mansour: Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  • Kathy Day: General Manager- People & Community Support Grampians Community Health
  • Plus expert panel discussion.

RSVP by Tuesday 11th June with any special dietary requirements to:
(03) 5338 4518 | louisef@bchc.org.au

Older lady looking for information

Communities working together in the prevention of Elder Abuse

An invitation to participate in the North East Victorian workshop discussing Elder Abuse in our regional Communities.
It is our hope to raise awareness and have a dialogue concerning Elder Abuse, in commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Our aim is that we as a community group be a catalyst for change and prevention of abuse to our older Australians.

The workshop will presented by Maria Berry, Health Consumer Representative and Founder of Communities of Respect .

Points of interactive discussion will include:

  • Ageism -what does it look like, is it in our communities?
  • Are we valuing & respecting our older community members?
  • Elder Abuse in regional Australia
  • Support networks in North East Victoria
  • What are people doing now? What can we do, better together?

Older Persons Advocacy Network Educator, Maree Montgomery will be joining in on the day talking about Elder Abuse.

Please join us for morning tea, a great opportunity to reflect on WEAAD. RSVP via Eventbrite.

World Elder Abuse Awareness day Warrnambool Archie Graham Centre

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Warrnambool

Find out about how to prevent elder abuse and learn about the support services that are available.

Guest speakers from Warrnambool Police and the Victims Assistance Program.

Join us for afternoon tea and the launch of the Warm Safe Home community art project.

For more information, contact Elder Abuse Prevention Project Worker, Becky Nevin Burger on 0408879117 or rnevinburger@mpower.org.au.

Manningham Logo

Safeguarding your rights dignity and independence

Come along and connect with other seniors over afternoon tea. Learn tips and strategies on how to safeguard your rights and seek advice on the prevention of elder abuse. Chat one on one with professionals from Seniors Rights Victoria, Relationships Australia Victoria, Doncare and Manningham Council.

Location: Function Room 3, Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

Bookings are essential. To book, visit http://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/safeguarding-your-rights-dignity-and-independence