Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and COTA Tasmania are proud partners in the Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021. These important conversations will continue in the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference in Hobart.
Forum 1: Unveiling Ageism, Elder Abuse and Rights in the Age of COVID-19
10-11.30am AEDT, 1 March 2021
Join our expert international panel to hear how COVID-19 shines a light on ageism and elder abuse in our communities and institutions. Speakers will describe the social, economic and rights-based tools to combat elder abuse already available or within our grasp, and the steps we need to take.
Forum 1 Topics
- How has the COVID-19 experience of Italy enabled and exposed the abuse of older people’s rights?
- How has COVID-19 enabled and exposed the abuse of older people’s rights in residential aged care?
- How can economic and social investments in healthy ageing contribute to the prevention of elder abuse?
- Is an investment in climate action an investment in healthy ageing?
- Age discrimination is a major factor in elder abuse. What can governments and the community do to counteract the pervasive effects of ageism?
- How has COVID-19 influenced attempts to raise support for a global convention on the rights of older persons?
Speakers in order of presentation:
- Professor Diego de Leo AO
- Sarah Bolt
- Ian Yates AM
- Professor John Beard
- The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO
- Dr Kiran Rabheru
The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference
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This conference brings together health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, community members, community organisations large and small, , advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.
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