Tag: elder abuse

5th National Elder Abuse Conference – Sydney

5th National Elder Abuse Conference – ‘Together Making Change’ Elder abuse affects at least 5% of Australians – that’s more than 175,000 people. Elder abuse takes many forms including financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect and crosses all socio-economic and cultural borders. This important social issue needs to be discussed and addressed across Australia. For more information on the Conference, details on submitting an Abstract, or to Register Now, please...

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Publicity push for $26m advocacy network

An official opening has been held for the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to help boost its profile, following more than $26.5 million in funding announced for the network this year. The network, made up of nine state and territory based service delivery organisations, delivers free advocacy, information and education services to older people and their representatives. Earlier this year the Government announced OPAN would receive $25.7 million over the next three years to deliver the new National Aged Care Advocacy Program, with a focus on helping people to understand their rights. The network will also receive additional $1 million from the Commonwealth Government to increase elder...

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