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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Online Forum

Aged Rights Advocacy Service (SA) Inc.

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’.

17 Jun 2021
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Caring For Older Persons Series: Healthy Skin for Seniors Online Workshop

Carers VIC

Avoid and treat common skin issues including skin cancer, ulcers, diabetes foot ulcers and more

Skin changes as we age and is less able to protect and heal itself. What we eat and drink is of great importance to help nourish and improve skin health.

For carers of someone over the age of 65 who has skin concerns (55+ if Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background).

Topics will include: Understand skin health and common skin injuries. This session will also teach you techniques to help improve and maintain your skin health.

29 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
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Practical Tips about Dementia for Carers Online Workshop

Carers VIC

Are you overwhelmed by all the information available about dementia?

Would you like practical suggestions about supporting the person you care for?

If you answered yes, then this session may be right for you. The workshop is based on frequently asked questions Carers Victoria staff receive from people caring for someone with dementia.

27 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
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My Aged Care - Home Care Services Online Workshop

Carers VIC

The aged care system is complex and can be confusing. Be prepared!

This workshop is practical and interactive with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

The workshop is open to families and carers wanting to know more about the steps involved in accessing services in the aged care system.

26 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
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Caring For Older Persons Series: Falls Prevention Online Workshop

Carers VIC

One third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, and around half of these falls are in and around the home.

Learn how to reduce the risk of falls and stay active and independent for longer.

All attendees will receive information to take home, including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance.

14 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
National
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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. 

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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Melbourne

ATSA Independent Living Expo

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.

18 May 2021 - 19 May 2021
Melbourne Showgrounds
VIC
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Mind the Step Program

Carers VIC

Carers Victoria is delivering Mind the Step, a FREE four-week online program for carers who feel they would benefit from building their personal resilience and connecting with others in similar situations.

The program is facilitated by qualified counsellors via Zoom for 90 minutes each week to support carers in Western Victoria. Participant numbers are kept small to provide a safe and supportive environment.

Online via Zoom, 90 minute sessions each week for 4 weeks

10 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
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National Carers Week 2021

Carers AUSTRALIA

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.

10 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
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‘Know your rights’: A free webinar series on the complaints pathways available to carers

Carers NSW

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 

14 Apr 2021 - 15 Sep 2021
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