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Nov 18

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EDUCATION: Video project goes on the road

First, journalist Ellen Fanning conducted a fascinating series of interviews with experts at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference. Next, Seniors Rights Service developed the 18 interviews – covering a broad range of topics around elder abuse – into educational video kits, along with discussion sheets and recommended ...

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Nov 18

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FOCUS: Strata Tour

Did you know that free and confidential legal advice and advocacy is available to all seniors living in strata arrangements?   As you know, Seniors Rights Service provides free, confidential advocacy, advice, education and legal services to older people in New South Wales.   And our solicitors are currently (in October and ...

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Nov 18

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REGIONAL FOCUS: International Day of Older Persons in Port Macquarie

“Think global, act local”, the saying goes. And that’s what members of the Hastings Elder Abuse Prevention Network did to recognise the International Day of Older Persons in October.   The 2018 theme for the global United Nations event was “celebrating older human rights champions” – recognising older people ...

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Aug 18

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FOCUS: Advocacy in the Riverina

Tammy Cabban recently joined Seniors Rights Service as our aged care advocate/education officer in the Riverina, based in Wagga. She has had a busy first few months and says she is excited to be building her reach across south-west New South Wales.   My first couple of months at Seniors Rights Service as the Wagga […]

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Aug 18

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LEGAL NEWS: At work on the National Plan on Elder Abuse

Seniors Rights Service principal solicitor Tom Cowen and assistant principal solicitor Jennifer Smythe, along with Lewis Kaplan, then CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), attended the National Plan On Elder Abuse consultation session along with many other sector representatives.   The Council of ...

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Aug 18

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EDUCATION: Raising awareness on elder abuse

Seniors Rights Service has been extending its reach into diverse communities with a series of training and education sessions to share knowledge about people’s rights as they age.   In Fairfield, we were invited by the multicultural police liaison to take part in a panel discussion on ageing and the abuse of older people, ...

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Aug 18

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FOCUS: Seniors Rights Service at the United Nations

In February, Seniors Rights Service hosted the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference which culminated in the development of Abuse of Older People: An Australian Community Response. This report involved over 70 high level stakeholders in the field of elder abuse prevention coming to a consensus on a National Plan to tackle elder abuse. ...

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Jul 18

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BOOK LAUNCH: Richard McCullagh’s Australian Elder Law

Seniors Rights Service had the privilege of hosting the book launch of Richard McCullagh’s new Elder Law textbook Australian Elder Law: Accommodation, Agency and Remedies in Australia. This book is intended to assist the range of experts working within the expanding field of elder law by detailing how to identify and tackle ...

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Jun 18

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FORUM: Discussing elder abuse through theatre – Piano Forte

A video of a play developed to stimulate discussion around financial elder abuse, power of attorney and other legal issues has been screened to hundreds of people around NSW.   Titled Piano Forte, the play explores the mistreatment of older people, and the screenings, followed by panel discussions with local experts, aim to ...

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Jun 18

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FORUM: Discussing RESPECT in Port Macquarie: Your Rights. Your Voice

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO was the keynote speaker at a double-header forum in Port Macquarie on June 4 in the lead-up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.   There were two sessions at the Respect For Older People forum at the Westport Club – a morning event for local seniors and one […]

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