Recognising elder abuse: A free Compass webinar helping identify the signs – September 8

Website The Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA)

A free Compass webinar helping identify the signs:

– Learn about the risk factors
– Know the warning signs for older people
– Who those affected can turn to
– What to do and how we can respond if we suspect, or know, that an older person is being abused.


As the national voice for ending elder abuse, Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA), together with Compass, is hosting a free webinar that brings 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.

The webinar will discuss the types of abuse that can impact older people. It will also address the characteristics or factors that older people who are at risk of, or are experiencing, abuse are likely to share including the common behaviours of perpetrators and tactics that are used.

The discussion will also help the audience to identify the ways in which they can respond if they experience abuse personally, or are witnesses to abuse, or suspect that abuse is taking place.

On Thursday 8 September expert panellists including, Tilé Imo (Coordinating Senior Lawyer Caxton Legal Centre Inc) Sonia Colvin (Founder of Hairdressers with Hearts) and Sonia Di
Mezza (human rights lawyer and CEO of Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services), will be
oined by moderator and former award-winning ABC journalist, Philippa McDonald, to discuss in detail why we all need to be aware of the risk factors in order to properly recognise elder
abuse.

Webinar details:
• Topic: Recognising Elder Abuse
• Time/Date: 12:30pm AEDT on Thursday 8 September
• Duration: 60 minutes
• Moderator: Philippa McDonald
• Panellists:
o Tilé Imo, Tilé has been the Coordinating Senior Lawyer of the Older Persons
Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS) since August 2019. OPALS is Queensland’s
first health justice partnership providing free legal and social work assistance to
older people experiencing, or at risk of, elder abuse.

Registration link: www.compass.info/events/event/recognising-elder-abuse-webinar/

Compass is an initiative developed by The Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) – the national advocate for eliminating elder abuse.