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Apr 19

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EVENTS: Info Bingo on the South Coast

Seniors Rights Service recently hosted their inaugural “Info Bingo” day on the South Coast, which brought together over 60 community members for a fun day of games, information and presentations.   The day was opened by Emma Wood, Manager of Shoalcoast CLC. The audience then heard from Russell Westacott, CEO of Seniors ...

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Apr 19

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FOCUS: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Film Festival   As part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival, Seniors Rights Service had the privilege to attend the screening of the amazing and inspirational Becoming Colleen. The documentary follows a person’s journey towards gender affirmation in her 80s, and her experience navigating the aged care system during her ...

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Apr 19

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EDUCATION: Regional Video Project Tour continues

Over the past months, Seniors Rights Service commissioned a regional worker to utilise the video resource kits developed at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference to raise awareness of elder abuse issues in regional, rural and remote areas.   Maree Montgomery has recently concluded her whirlwind tour of regional NSW to very ...

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Apr 19

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EDUCATION: Piano Forte continues

Over the past year, Seniors Rights Service has been working in collaboration with Legal Aid Piano to deliver engaging education on legal issues.   They have been doing so by facilitating group discussions following screenings of the confronting video, Piano Forte. This story explores financial elder abuse in a family, and the ...

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Apr 19

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EDUCATION: Talking Elder Abuse with NSW Police

Seniors Rights Service has been working tirelessly to expand their community connections to develop awareness of how to tackle elder abuse. A recent collaboration has been with the Mascot Police Command which saw over 60 Vulnerable Communities Liaison Officers gathering for an engaging presentation on elder abuse issues.   This ...

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Mar 19

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SYMPOSIUM: Women, Ageing & Disadvantage: Caring in Cultural Contexts

Carers are often under-appreciated; they provide essential care to vulnerable people. The 2018 Carers NSW Survey reported that over 900,000 people in NSW are unpaid carers, with 79% being women. At least 11% of identifying carers are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and over 36% are over 65. The challenging ...

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Mar 19

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Launch of the Commonwealth’s National Plan to address elder abuse in Australia

Seniors Rights Service welcomes the launch of the Commonwealth’s National Plan to address elder abuse in Australia. The Plan has come about after recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission‘s 2017 report titled Elder Abuse: A National Legal Response. Also the community sector across Australia has been calling for a ...

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Feb 19

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ADVOCACY on the mid-north coast

Our regional advocate, Jill, has been very active supporting older people through a range of activities. Recently she participated in the Community Safety Precinct Committee to discuss ways to reduce crime in the region. Other participants in the committee include Senior Constable Steve Cherry, District Commander Paul Fehon, ...

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Feb 19

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EVENTS: What we’re up to in February

In February we are involved in over 20 events, as well as visiting many aged care facilities, retirement villages and Men’s Sheds around NSW. Here’s a snapshot of a busy month which includes NSW Seniors Festival, Yabun, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and our work with a diverse range of communities.   On Sunday […]

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Feb 19

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FESTIVAL: Yabun 2019

Seniors Rights Service was proud to take part, for the very first time, in the annual Yabun gathering at Victoria Park in Sydney on 26th January. This fabulous festival celebrates the proud history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through music, dance, discussion and activities.   Yabun is ...

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