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Jun 19

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EVENT: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

Working towards a future free of elder abuse is a year-round goal, but every year this objective is given special consideration during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On June 14, Seniors Rights Service is hosting “Lifting Up Voices”. This event aims to shed light on the abuse of older people and raise up the voices […]

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Jun 19

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FOCUS: UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

In April CEO, Russell Westacott 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 recommendations ...

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Jun 19

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EDUCATION: 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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Jun 19

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FOCUS: 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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Jun 19

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EDUCATION: Piano Forte

Recently, Diana Bernard, Education Manager, conducted ‘Piano Forte’ sessions in Homebush, Castle Hill and Woollahra. Participants expressed their sense of empowerment through their new found understanding of aged care and how they can prepare themselves for the future. ‘Piano Forte’ Sessions are one of the many education ...

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Jun 19

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FOCUS: National Reconciliation Week

Our advocates were invited to Yarning circles in Wollongong and the Blue Mountains and had the opportunity to listen to Elders’ stories. We were also able to speak with the Elders of these communities about their rights. This included having open conversations about, and clarifying the differences with, the new Charter of Aged Care ...

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Jun 19

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FOCUS: Water for Walgett

Our Dubbo advocate, Shanel Tighe, took a carload of water to Walgett, where the Namoi River was dry. The community is provided with drinking water sourced from the Great Artesian Basin which has a high sodium content – making it a potential health risk. This visit enabled Seniors Rights Service to engage with the Dharriwaa […]

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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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