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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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Jun 18

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FORUM: Partnering with AASHA

Almost 200 members of Sydney’s South Asian community have attended a forum aimed at improving legal literacy, stimulating conversation around financial and other forms of elder abuse, and decreasing the shame and stigma in the community around these issues.   Held at the Blacktown Seniors Citizens Centre on June 2, the ...

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Apr 18

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FOCUS: Preventing Sexual Abuse Of Older Women

Sexual abuse of older women is a difficult and sensitive topic, but one that must have a light shone on it if it is to be addressed.   Due to ageism and sexism in the Australian culture, older women are largely invisible and the sexual abuse of older women doubly so, according to Di Macleod, […]

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Apr 18

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FOCUS: New Initiatives In The Prevention Of Elder Abuse

A number of exciting Australian initiatives are helping create important and positive change in the area of elder abuse. Two such initiatives are the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), and Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA).   Speaking at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference, OPAN’s Dr Kate Barnett explained that the ...

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Apr 18

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Seniors Festival 2018: On the road in NSW

Over the 12 days of 2018 NSW Seniors Festival, Seniors Rights Service participated in more than 40 community events throughout NSW. Here are some of the highlights:   Royal Easter Show About 700 people dropped in when Seniors Rights Service held a stall on Seniors Day at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show. Visitors were keen to […]

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Transformative Social and Interactive Education

Nalika Padmasena, a solicitor with Seniors Rights Service, and Amrit Versha, founder and director of rights-based not-for-profit Third Space, used digital storytelling to consider education strategies among culturally and linguistically diverse communities regarding elder abuse.   In a session titled Circles of Transformative ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Getting Behind Closed Doors

The lack of face-to-face support services in regional/remote areas – services able to go into home settings to assist vulnerable people identified as at risk of financial abuse – was the focus of a presentation by Margaret Crothers, a Seniors Rights Service advocate, and Kate Partington, Shoalhaven community aged-care manager and ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Family and Carers Forum

Pat Joyce, advocacy manager at Seniors Rights Service, represented aged-care advocates at a Family and Carers Forum, facilitated by writer and broadcaster Caroline Baum.   Also on the panel were Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers Australia; Kerry Marshall, manager of NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit; Rueben Sakey, head of ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Human Rights and Elder Rights

Stephen Etkind, a member of the Seniors Rights Service legal team and a lawyer at Salvos Legal, arranged and facilitated a session on human rights and elder rights, which was chaired by Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson.   This session addressed the issue of basic human rights of all people under international ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Barriers To Addressing Abuse Of Older Women

Diana Bernard, education manager at Seniors Rights Service, presented on Shame and Stigma as Barriers to Addressing Abuse Amongst Older Women at a session chaired by social consultant and Seniors Rights Service Board member David Puls.   Bernard discussed elder abuse workshops run in collaboration with the Older Women’s ...

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