On June 16, cohealth organized a PURPLE lunch event at 94 Ormond Street Kensington. Eighty Chinese and Vietnamese residents attended. An elder abuse awareness information session was presented in Mandarin and English via a Vietnamese interpreter. Videos of cases were shown and a lawyer from Justice Connect presented on the rights of seniors. This was followed by lunch and the sharing of a purple cake.
The message of WEAAD is about all of us working together to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older people wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action.