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EAAA Lunch and Learn - Session 3, Older People, Mental Health and Elder Abuse

Last updated: 23 November 2021
  • Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Webinar
  • Free
  • EAAA

Older people are often an overlooked cohort when it comes to mental health and wellbeing support. This webinar will look at how older people with poor mental health can be at higher risk of experiencing elder abuse, and how the experience of elder abuse can have long-term detrimental effect on a person’s wellbeing.

This is a panel discussion and includes the following:


  • Professor Briony Dow, Director, National Ageing Institute

Panel discussion:

  • Professor Joe Ibrahim, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.

  • Melanie Joosten, Policy Officer, Seniors Rights Victoria.

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Love, Senior Social Worker, Older Persons’ Mental Health, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

  • Dr. Patricia Reyes, Geriatrician, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.