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13 Aug 19

UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

In April CEO, Russell Westacott and Board Chair Margaret Duckett 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 […]

05 Jun 19

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 Rights. […]

08 Nov 18

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 around the world who dedicate their lives […]

28 Aug 18

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. Seniors Rights […]