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’.
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.
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 - Melbourne
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.
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
International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.
Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.
Guests include, Sarah McBride, Louisa Wall, Rory O’Neill, Eloise Stonbourgh and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.
Join us for the première of this pre-recorded panel discussing global events, COVID-19, LGBTIQ+ rights and wedge politics followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 2pm (AEST) Thursday 22 April.