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Recognising elder abuse – free Compass/EAAA webinar on identifying the signs

Elder Abuse Action Australia and Compass are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, September 8, bringing together experts from across the community to discuss how to identify the key risk factors and the early warning signs that are associated with the abuse and neglect of older people.

Elderly financial abuse under recognised and victims reluctant to report: new research

Financial abuse of the elderly by family members or partners is bundled up with other forms of family and domestic violence, leaving some unable to recognise it and creating barriers against support, a new report says.

New DA learning module helps workers prevent, recognise, and act on elders’ financial abuse

Financial elder abuse is one of the most common types of abuse experienced by older people. Those living with dementia are especially vulnerable, but Dementia Australia hopes its new learning modules will empower workers to act when they suspect something is aw. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Calling out physical, financial, and mental wrongdoing on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder Abuse Action Australia co-chair Jenny Blakey says, “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is to affirm the value of older people and their rights to be respected." BIANCA ROBERTS reports

COTA VIC policy objectives highlight glaring gaps in services for older Victorians

COTA Victoria’s six priorities featured in its pre-budget submission highlight the depth and breadth of the gaps in services older Victorians are experiencing relating to social wellbeing, expanding workforce opportunities, elder abuse, transport, digital inclusion and mobility. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Making an enduring power of attorney – a free Compass upcoming webinar

Elder Abuse Action Australia, together with Compass, is hosting a free webinar to highlight the importance for all people over the age of 65 to have in place an 'Enduring Power of Attorney' document that ensures your financial decisions will be looked after if you become unable to manage your own affairs.

COTA head says election focus needs to be on older Australians

The peak body for older Australians has urged whoever wins the May 21 election to take a whole of government approach to tackle issues faced by older Australians.

Upcoming information forum set to examine Legal Matters for Older Fellas

Two COTA VIC programs - Seniors Rights Victoria and Older Men: New Ideas - will pool their resources to host Legal Matters for Older Fellas, a forum featuring legal and education experts, to provide older male Victorians with a suite of invaluable information around planning ahead to protect their rights.

Experts present valuable information during webinar on financial abuse against elders

A panel of Australian legal and social-work experts, facilitated by Elder Abuse Action Australia, convened on Thursday to discuss a widely underused legal instrument that promises to ward against financial abuse of elders - but only when done right. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Webinar to delve into financial abuse and the benefits of creating a formal Family Agreement

Financial abuse of older Australians is a common scourge, with research showing that 60 per cent of Australians are concerned an elder they know is at risk. Despite the concern, many are unaware of the protection that can be offered through the creation of a formal Family Agreement, to be discussed in an upcoming one-hour webinar from Compass.

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