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25 Feb 20

Aged care during a fire emergency – a South Coast perspective

Margaret Crothers and Amadis Lacheta [Seniors Rights Service South Coast advocates] spoke to home care providers, residential aged care staff and managers and care recipients on the south coast after the worst of the fires had passed and communication lines had reopened. Heart felt recognition and thanks must go to the managers and coordinators of […]

05 Feb 20

Yabun Festival 2020

Seniors Rights Service was proud to participate at Yabun Festival again this year, which took place at Victoria Park, Sydney on 26 January. Our organisation was one of over 100 stallholders at the event, which celebrates and acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, with music, food, activities and information. The weather on […]

03 Feb 20

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care

In September 2019, Seniors Rights Service published our Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which addressed how the failure to protect the rights of older people has resulted in substandard residential and in-home care services. We presented evidence of fundamental imbalances of power between the aged care system and the […]

08 Dec 19

Helping Seniors through Surry Hills Community Connect

Since October 2018, Seniors Rights Service has partnered with FACS NSW to provide free legal advice for housing estate residents through our Surry Hills Community Connect (SHCC) program. Our service aims to prevent and respond to issues of elder abuse in our local community and heighten our organisation’s engagement with seniors from diverse backgrounds. Our […]

02 Dec 19

Government to set up mandatory Power of Attorney Register

The Council of Attorneys General in Adelaide have announced their plans to create a mandatory online register and set baseline minimum standards for Power of Attorney across the country. The coalition to fight elder financial abuse, backed by Bauer Media and comprised of the Australian Banking Association, the Seniors Rights Service, Elder Abuse Action Australia, […]

26 Nov 19

Launch of COMPASS

Attorney-General Christian Porter has officially launched COMPASS, the new national knowledge hub and online resource dedicated to providing information on issues of elder abuse. As a founding member of Elder Abuse Action Australia, Seniors Rights Service is proud to fund the development of COMPASS in partnership with the Australian Government. Launched on 29th November 2019, […]

25 Nov 19

Reconciliation Action Plan

Seniors Rights Service is proud to announce the launch of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Through linking, listening and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people we are proud to have developed and continue to work on our RAP. The organisation and in particular a small sub-committee of the company was guided […]

24 Nov 19

52nd AAG Conference

The 52nd Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) was held on the 5th – 8th November 2019 in Sydney and brought together practitioners, professionals and stakeholders from all around Australia to connect with other professionals and learn about ways to improve the experience of ageing. Building on previous AAG conferences, this year’s conference theme was ‘Coming […]