Financial Independence Hub
The Financial Independence Hub provides a range of services and support programs specifically developed to help anyone who has experienced financial abuse to build their financial independence.
Get Connected & Stay Connected
The Inner West Council runs free programs to help older isolated people connect with others. Programs include jewellery making for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Social Connections Group, Two by Two walking companion and a collage club.
Early Signs Your Elderly Loved One Could Be A Victim of Abuse
"It's not easy thing to imagine: your elderly parent or grandparent being abused."
Mall Walkers are Back!
The Department of Health and Seniors COVID Taskforce have worked to ensure COVID safe walks in shopping centres in Western Australia can start again.
Aged Care System Navigators Trial Extended
The Aged Care System Navigators Trial headed up by COTA Australia has been extended for another year. This service, delivered by 30 partners across the country, provides older people and their supporters an expert ear from someone who can help them connect with and plan the services they receive.
Nationally Consistent Power of Attorney Laws Key to Mitigating Elder Abuse
Enhancing protections relating to the use of enduring power of attorney is a welcome priority for the Council of Attorneys-General and significant focus should be given to creating nationally consistent laws, according to the Law Council of Australia.
Rising Concerns About Elder Abuse During Pandemic
According to the Human Rights Commission financial abuse is hitting older Australians particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports of a sharp rise in cases.
Urgent Call to Harmonise Powers of Attorney
Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patersons AO, has called on the federal, state and territory Attorney's-General to act urgently to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations on powers of attorney at the COAG meeting on July 27.
Let's Talk Elder Support and Mediation Support
Let's Talk Elder Support and Mediation Service is a new service to assist older people and their families to prevent or resolve conflict, make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of the older person.
Ballarat Aged Care is Working to Prevent Elder Abuse in Their Communities
"Ballarat Health Services executive director of Aged Care Jodie Cranham said the Ballarat Aged Care Team works to identify and prevent cases of elder abuse, with an Elder Abuse Responses Protocol in place to protect and empower older people."