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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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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Panel on ALRC elder abuse report

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Report into Elder Abuse came under the microscope when a group of legal experts, including Seniors Rights Service solicitor Melissa Chaperlin, took part in a panel discussion chaired by Dr Keith Suter, Progressing the Law Reform Agenda: Can We Achieve National Consistency?   Other ...

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Mar 18

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Podcast: Maria Berry on ABC Goulburn Murray

Maria Berry is a Health Consumer Representative and Consultant Advocate for Older People. On 19th February 2018 Maria spoke about the impact of the abuse of her father on her family in a moving and heartfelt speech on the opening plenary at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change.   On her return […]

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Feb 18

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Podcast: Dr Keith Suter discusses elder abuse

After spending two days at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change Dr Keith Suter summarises some of the key discussions and information gathered from the 2 day event in an interview with Brent Bultitude on 2SM.   Listen here:  

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