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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
Virtual Event
NSW
National
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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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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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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Perth

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.

26 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
Claremont Showground
WA
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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Melbourne

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.

18 May 2021 - 19 May 2021
Melbourne Showgrounds
VIC
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Mind the Step Program

Carers VIC

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

10 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
National
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Manual Handling Workshop For Carers

Carers WA

Are you a carer who would like to learn techniques on how to safely assist someone to move?

If yes, Carers WA would like to invite you to attend our Manual Handling Workshop where you will learn how to safely assist someone to move in their day to day life. Carers will also learn how to help the person they care for without physical exertion and other considerations for health and wellbeing.

The workshop will explore:

  • Sit to stand
  • Car transfers
  • Hoists
  • Slide sheets
  • Walkers and wheelchairs
29 Apr 2021
AUSCARE 184a Shepperton Road, East Victoria Park, WA
WA
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Compassion Fatigue And Healthy Boundaries Workshop

Carers WA

Carers WA presents an interactive workshop for carers exploring some of the common challenges experienced when caring for a family member, friend or loved one. Compassion fatigue is a natural part of the caring role and can often result in feeling burnt out. One of the best preventatives for burn-out is having clear boundaries and being able to communicate them effectively.

Together, we will practice self-supporting behaviours and learn skills to create longevity and resilience within the caring role. This engaging workshop will include reflective tools and strategies for you to take home.

The workshop will be facilitated by Erin Griffin, who combines her lived experience as a carer with her background and passion for community mental health, yoga, and meditation.

28 Apr 2021
The Perron Centre 61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park
WA
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Carer Representation Orientation And Information Session

Carers WA

Use your experience as a carer to stand up for and represent the voice of all carers in your community. Benefits of the program include the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with other carers, learn new skills, develop confidence, make a real difference to the way carers are treated in the WA health and mental health systems – and so much more!

Attend our upcoming Carer Representation Orientation, a half-day information day that shows how your lived-experience can influence change within health and mental health services.

28 Apr 2021
The Carers Centre 182 Lord Street, Perth
WA

Carer Gateway Webinar For Service Providers

Carers WA

Carers WA’s Community Engagement team will be running monthly webinars for service providers.

The webinars are designed to provide an introduction to Carer Gateway and will cover an overview of the new model and planning process, services available and access pathways.

15 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
WA
National