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’.
Remarkable Women Powerful Stories with Bandana Rana
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.
Caring For Older Persons Series: Healthy Skin for Seniors Online Workshop
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.
Practical Tips about Dementia for Carers Online Workshop
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.
My Aged Care - Home Care Services Online Workshop
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.
Caring For Older Persons Series: Falls Prevention Online Workshop
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.
THE LGBTI AGEING & AGED CARE CONFERENCE 2021
The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers.
In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons.
Elder Abuse - Your family and your home
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.
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.
Mind the Step Program
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