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Meet and Greet

COTA Tasmania

The Living Longer Living Stronger program aims to improve health outcomes, fitness and quality of life for older people through strength and balance training.

Join our program coordinator, Luke Summers, to discuss the program rollout and for a demonstration of some safe and easy exercises you can do at home.

RSVPs are essential (room limits apply) email admin@cotatas.org.au or phone 6231 3265.

Time: 10am – 11:30am

07 May 2021
Door of Hope, Launceston Conference Centre, 50 Glen Dhu St, South Launceston
TAS
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New WA elder abuse strategy aims to stop older people falling victim to their own families

The WA Government started rolling out its new elder abuse strategy on Monday. It estimates up to 14 per cent of people older than 65 are or have been victims. Mirrabooka's Older People's Rights Service is one operation tackling the issue

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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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Remarkable Women Powerful Stories with Bandana Rana

Zonta International

Be Zonta's guest each month to hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story as part of our Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories Leadership Series.

In April, Zonta is pleased to welcome Bandana Rana, a passionate lifelong advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Her experience spans more than three decades of active engagement in the area of violence against women, gendered conflict transformation, peace building and engendered media through the different organizations and networks she has founded and led. Having worked from the grassroots, national as well as global level she has broken numerous personal and professional barriers to attain her present leadership.

28 Apr 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
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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
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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
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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
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Elder Abuse - Your family and your home

Legal Aid NSW

In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.

28 Apr 2021
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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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