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Protecting vulnerable Canberrans from abuse

Institutions and individuals who abuse, fail to protect, or neglect vulnerable people in their care will be committing an offence under new laws in the Crimes Act 1900 (ACT).

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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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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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Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH

COTA NSW

Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging

Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
 
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.

08 Apr 2021
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COTA NT Seniors Expo

COTA NT

Seniors EXPO 2021 is about celebrating Territorians’ resilience, strength and unity. This year’s Expo shines a spotlight on multicultural diversity.

10.00am – 2.00pm 

09 Jul 2021
CDU Stadium, 235 Abala Rd, Marrara NT 0812
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The Women's Circle: Tales of Ageing & Culture

Older Women's Network NSW

The Older Women's Network NSW Seniors Week Event will be a community conversation about ageing and culture.

Treatment of older people and in particular, women, in our contemporary society is a complex and pressing challenge. As a part of Seniors Week, we would like to look at the role of Elders from the lens of different cultural backgrounds.

Thu 15th Apr 2021, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST

15 Apr 2021
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
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launch of the first UN Global report on ageism

UN Decade Of Healthy Ageing

Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.

  • Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
  • Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
  • Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
  • Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
  • Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
18 Mar 2021
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Will Australia’s aged care system be fixed?

COTA VIC

Unpacking the findings of the  Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

In an online community conversation, COTA Victoria will consider the royal commission recommendations. Can these outcomes inspire the generational change needed for our broken aged care system? And what do older people think about the findings?

Speakers include: 

  • Aged care and e-health consumer advocate, Judy Gregurke
  • Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine and geriatrician, Professor Joseph Ibrahim
  • Victorian aged care consumers and family members. 

Facilitated by SRV Education Co-ordinator Gary Ferguson.

This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants closer to the event date.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

15 Apr 2021
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Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians

Relationships Australia

This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.

13 Aug 2020
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