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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

WA
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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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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Canberra

ATSA Independent Living Expo

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.

27 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
ACT
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Media Release – Banks call for consistent laws to prevent elder abuse

Australian Banking Association

Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse. 

State and federal Attorneys-General are meeting today to consider a scope for a national register of power of attorney instruments.   

The ABA is calling on governments across Australia to establish: 

  1. Power of Attorney laws which are the same across the country and protect people from this kind of abuse. 
  2. A National Power of Attorney (POA) register to check if POA documents are legitimate and current. 
  3. Somewhere to report abuse in each state that can investigate and act. 
National

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
NSW
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33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.

Aged & Community Services Australia

On behalf of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and the 2021 Organising Committee  we are delighted to invite you to attend the 33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit. 

ACSA is looking forward to hosting another remarkable aged care event in 2021!

2020 has certainly taught us all a great deal about adaptability, resilience, and using technology to keep connected.

We have embraced our Summit theme ‘A New Age for Aged Care’ and are excited to announce that our upcoming ACSA National Online Summit on 17 – 21 May 2021 will be a fully virtual/ online event.

We are exploring the most innovative methods to provide you with the best possible interactive online event. You will experience connection with industry colleagues from the convenience of your home or office.

17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
Virtual Event
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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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Events

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
Virtual Event
VIC
National
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Final Report: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Elder Abuse Action Australia acknowledge and thank the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the many individuals who shared their stories. It’s now time for action to end ageism, discrimination and abuse of older people.

National
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Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

22 Jan 2021
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