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Free Webinar: Tips and Tools for preventing elder abuse

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 | via Zoom 

The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA) members - Aged Rights Advocacy Service, Office of the Public Advocate, Legal Services Commission of SA, Public Trustee and South Australia Police - work collaboratively to raise awareness and champion the rights of older people.

Everyone deserves to lead a safe and happy life, free from abuse, as they age. Yet older people are mistreated more often than we think. According to the World Health Organisation, only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, in part, because older people are often afraid to report instances of abuse to family, friends, or the authorities. There is a likelihood that COVID-19 may have increased this gap, with older people isolating at home with family or carers and increasing the exposure to abuse.

Elder abuse can be defined as "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person".

Join APEA members for this free webinar on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 at 10.30am, where they will discuss:

  • the types and signs of elder abuse
  • how to report suspected abuse
  • resources available to safeguard against elder abuse
  • best practices related to responding to elder abuse.

Who should participate in the webinar?

  • Older people residing in the community
  • Family, friends and representatives of older people
  • Service providers working with older people
  • Health professionals
  • Community members.

Have a question for the members?

You can email your question(s) ahead of the webinar to events@agedrights.asn.au.

Other information

  • This webinar will be run through Zoom.
  • This webinar will be recorded, and then available on our website www.sa.agedrights.asn.au.
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar. If due to time restraints, any questions are not addressed, ARAS will provide responses when the recording is emailed to attendees.
  • To receive a link to the recording shortly after the webinar ends, register for the webinar (even if you can’t attend it live).

For further information, contact ARAS on (08) 8232 5377 or toll-free 1800 700 600 or email events@agedrights.asn.au. 

Remember, there is no excuse for abuse!