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COTA ACT

Services including advice and referrals about issues affecting older people. COTA cover all aspects of growing older, in the ACT. 

ACT

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm

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Celebrate Ageing

Celebrate Ageing is a Social Enterprise challenging ageism and building respect for older people. Founded by Dr Catherine Barrett, Celebrate Ageing utilises art and narrative based approaches to create real cultural change. 

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Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm

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Language Support

Help, support and advice about elder abuse is available in various languages.

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Misapplication of Powers of Attorney Laws

CAXTON Legal Centre

This article discusses how Caxton Legal Centre encounter many cases where staff at aged care facilities do not understand the rights and responsibilities of attorneys as substitute decision makers under Queensland law. This leads to CAXTON being required to intervene to prevent or respond to elder abuse. 

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Rights for Elders

Seniors Rights Service

Seniors Rights Service provides legal, aged-care and information services designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this informative brochure.

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NT Law Handbook

AUSLII Communities

An easy-to-read tool to law in the Northern Territory (NT), the organisation of the legal system, legal processes, understand elder abuse and rights of people in the NT.

NT
Legal & Financial Resources
Article

Defining elder abuse

The abuse of older people is complex and confronting. Understanding it starts by defining it.

News

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
News

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
News

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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