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27 Aug 19

‘Everyone Deserves Respect’ AASHA and SRS

Seniors Rights Service and AASHA, a retirement and wellbeing service for seniors, partnered together to host ‘Everyone Deserves Respect’, a forum on ageing and rights. On Saturday, August 24 over 120 members of the Australian Indian community attended Wentworthville Community Centre to listen to guest speakers, our panel and enjoy entertainment. Guests were able to […]

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19 Aug 19

6th NEAC

The 6th National Elder Abuse Conference was held in Brisbane on the 22-23rd of July and brought together industry professionals from all around Australia to ‘Rock the Boat’ and improve the ways in which we work to end the abuse of seniors.   Seniors Rights Service CEO Russell Westacott attended with our social worker Kate […]

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19 Aug 19

World Elder Abuse Awareness Week

On June 14, Seniors Rights Service commemorated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Hosting a panel of diverse experts, the event was attended by members of the human service sector and also presented as a live webcast. SRS CEO Russell Westacott chaired the event and was joined by the Hon John Sidoti – MP, the Hon […]

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16 Aug 19

Campaign: Stop Financial Elder Abuse

Russell Westacott, Seniors Rights Service CEO joined the Australia Banking Association to address how financial abuse is having devastating repercussions for Australian seniors. Describing the issue as ‘Inheritance Impatience’ Australian Baking Association, Chief Executive, Anna Bligh spoke about how it is one of the most prevalent forms of elder abuse and how family members are […]

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16 Aug 19

Safety and Wellbeing for Older Women

On Tuesday the 11th of June in collaboration with the Inner West and Canterbury Elder Abuse Collaborate, Seniors Rights Service facilitated a free information day. Over 90 guests from diverse ethnic backgrounds attended the event held at the Newtown Wellness Centre. Aged care workers, seniors and researchers were greeted with stalls and a free coffee […]

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16 Aug 19

Surry Hills Connect

Fortnightly, at Northcott Towers, Seniors Rights Service provides a free legal advice for housing estate residents to assist prevent and respond to the abuse of seniors. Our team has been part of the initiative run by FACS NSW since October of 2018. This program has allowed us to connect and assist with senior residents, many […]

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13 Aug 19

UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

In April CEO, Russell Westacott and Board Chair Margaret Duckett attended the United Nation UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing alongside other NGO’s to advocate for seniors’ rights. Hosted by the UN at their headquarters in New York, Russell and other NGOs outlined the inadequacies that exist in legal rights for older people. Guests presented […]

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12 Aug 19

Afternoon Delight

Seniors Rights Service is proud to partner with ACON and Uniting to sponsor Afternoon Delight. These movie matinees and afternoon teas have been held all around New South Wales and provide an opportunity for LGBTQ seniors and their friends to connect to their community and gain useful information tailored to them. A member of SRS […]

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05 Jun 19

Info Bingo – Dubbo

Last month we ran another Info Bingo session – this time in Dubbo with over 200 people attending the almost day-long event. Hosted by the Honorable Dr Kay Patterson AO and Seniors Rights Service CEO Russell Westacott the day was designed to empower, entertain and educate seniors of their rights. Activities ranged from skits, talks […]

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05 Jun 19

Australian Seniors Expo 2019

Seniors Rights Service had a stall at the Expo and also gave a presentation to Chinese and South East Asian seniors as part of the Australian Seniors Expo 2019 in Sydney’s, Hurstville. The event was hosted by the Australian Nursing Home Foundation in partnership with TVB Anywhere and was an opportunity to connect seniors with […]

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