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Ageism: A Compass Guide

Compass

Ageism: A Compass Guide, is a handy PDF with a comprehensive list of Australian resources and service providers to help the community better understand ageism and its impact on the elderly. 

17 Jul 2020
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OPERA Project

OPERA

The OPERA Project: Older People, Equity Respect and Ageing is one of Australia’s first investigations of ageism as a driver of elder abuse. The aim of the OPERA Project is to foster communities that value and respect people of all ages. This is a partnership between Eastern Community Leal Centre and Swinburne University. 

16 Jul 2020
Victoria
VIC
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Police and Main Roads present 'Keeping Seniors Safe' Talk

myPolice Brisbane North

North Brisbane Police have joined the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a series of Keeping Seniors Safe presentations, which includes elder abuse, to seniors within the Gateway Patrol Group area. 

15 Jul 2020
Queensland
QLD
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Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility. 

01 Jul 2020
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The High Cost of Growing Old

Law Society Journal

This article discusses whether the Government restrictions designed to protect the lives of older people has allowed elder abuse to go unchecked. 

01 Jul 2020
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Lawyers and Doctors Work Together in New Clinic to Support Vulnerable Decision-Makers

Macquarie University

Macquarie University's new Capacity and Capability clinic helps people with early-stage dementia and other cognitive challenges make sound decisions about their welfare including their financial and legal affairs. 

29 Jun 2020
NSW
NSW
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Increase in Children Raiding Parent's Retirement Savings During COVID-19 Crisis

Your Life Choices

Australian Banking Australia chief Anna Bligh warns if the increase in financial elder abuse, as struggling children demand financial bailout from retired parents, to cope with the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting recession. 

29 Jun 2020
QLD
QLD
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Warm Safe Home Project Uses Art to Start a Conservation About Elder Abuse

Warm Safe Home

A recording of the Warm Safe Home Forum is available to watch. The forum provided a rich and meaningful reflection on the conditions surrounding elder abuse. It also included a panel discussion about the role of different service providers.

26 Jun 2020
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At Home Guide

COTA WA

The Council on Ageing WA has developed a guide to support older Western Australians to live well. The guide was prepared by experts as an ongoing companion for seniors at home.

25 Jun 2020
WA
WA
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South Australia Government Agency Raising Awareness for Elder Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

National Indigenous Times

The South Australian Office for Ageing Well is partnering with Aboriginal community representatives to raise awareness for the rights of Aboriginal elders, in the Stop Elder Abuse campaign. 

25 Jun 2020
South Australia
SA