13 Jun World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | June 20
On Thursday June 20, Timboon and District Healthcare Service will host a number of activities to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
For the community – all welcome;
- 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Keynote Address By the Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour
- 1:30pm – 2:15pm – Community Information Session with Gary Ferguson from Senior Rights Victoria
- 2:15pm – 3:00pm – The Warm Safe Home Project with Elder Abuse Prevention Worker Becky Nevin Berger.
Please contact Community and Womens Health Nurse Amanda Nash for more information on 5558 6000.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know, or trust, such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.
The events at TDHS are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.