World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Online Forum
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is proud to present its 2nd online forum in its 16th year of observing World ElderAbuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
The online forum will be held on Thursday, 17th June 2021, from 10.30am – 1.30pm and will be opened by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
Our theme for WEAAD this year is ‘Elder Abuse Prevention– Let’s Talk’.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
ATSA Independent Living Expo - Canberra
In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.
A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.
National Carers Week 2021
National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.
Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
This year, National Carers Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 October 2021.
‘Know your rights’: A free webinar series on the complaints pathways available to carers
This free webinar series outlines the rights carers have when accessing a range of services with or on behalf of the person they care for. Rights that can be upheld through formal complaints pathways are the focus.
The webinars will take place monthly from February 2021 using Zoom, with both video and audio-only connection options available. Registration is now open for the following sessions:
1. What rights do carers have? Wed 17 February 2021, 12-1pm
2. What can carers do about issues with aged care services? Wed 17 March 2021, 12-1pm
3. What can carers do about issues with disability services? Wed 14 April 2021, 12-1pm
4. What can carers do about issues with health care services? Wed 19 May 2021 12-1pm
5. What can carers do about issues with mental health services? Wed 16 June 2021, 12-1pm
6. What can carers do about issues with Centrelink?
Wed 14 July 2021, 12-1pm
7. What can carers do about issues with paid work?
Wed 18 August 2021, 12-1pm
8. What can carers do about financial issues?
Wed 15 September 2021, 12-1pm
Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across aged care
The Department of Health is holding a webinar on Friday 26 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT, to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.
The live webinar will follow a Q&A style format and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the event.
The webinar will cover:
- an update on the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout in residential aged care
- COVID-19 vaccination of the aged care workforce
- guidance for in home care or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers on advising clients on access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
- Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.
Scams- Free online forum for CALD community
A scam is a trick. Scammers target people via email, phone or sometimes-in person. A Scammer’s goal is to get your personal or financial details or to pressure you to help with illegal or criminal activities. Scammers may steal directly from you or use your personal or financial details to commit other crimes including fraud and identity theft.
This forum is supported by Eastern Community Legal Centre, Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, Bounce –Refugee Youth Mentoring Program, Center for Holistic Health, Indian Care.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEDT
33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
On behalf of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and the 2021 Organising Committee we are delighted to invite you to attend the 33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
ACSA is looking forward to hosting another remarkable aged care event in 2021!
2020 has certainly taught us all a great deal about adaptability, resilience, and using technology to keep connected.
We have embraced our Summit theme ‘A New Age for Aged Care’ and are excited to announce that our upcoming ACSA National Online Summit on 17 – 21 May 2021 will be a fully virtual/ online event.
We are exploring the most innovative methods to provide you with the best possible interactive online event. You will experience connection with industry colleagues from the convenience of your home or office.
launch of the first UN Global report on ageism
Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.
- Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
- Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
- Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
- Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
- Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
COVID-19 response update for Carers
This webinar on 23 March is part of a series on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions.
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm AEDT