NT Seniors Month 2021 Calendar
The Seniors Month August 2021 print calendar is being distributed from 16 July to the following destinations. The destinations marked in green receive copies on 16 July, the others in the days following. To prevent unnecessary travel, we highly recommend that you phone ahead to your preferred pick up point wherever possible and check that copies of the calendar have arrived/are still in stock. https://www.cotant.org.au/seniors-month/seniors-month-2021/
Aged care residents will have increased access to their doctor through GP incentive
Older Australians in residential aged care will have better access to General Practitioners (GPs) thanks to a recent investment of $42.8 million to improve their face-to-face contact with health professionals.
Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse
Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Craig Crawford
Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow.
From $1000 of Uber Eats to $250,000 for land, police move on elder abuse
With her health and mobility in decline, Gladys sold her home and moved into a granny flat behind her son’s house, where he and the grandchildren were a few steps away.
After a fall, Gladys moved to a nursing home to recover and left her debit card, PIN and access to bank statements with her son to pay her bills.
New ageing resource - KeepAble
According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:
- moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
- staying socially connected
- maintaining a balanced diet, and
- having a sense of purpose.
KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Week
Cardinia Shire Council is encouraging residents to come along to a free community event in June to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The event will take place on 15 June at the Outlook Community Centre from 10am to 11.30am.
The United Nations (UN) designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011 to raise awareness and knowledge of elder abuse and the various ways it can manifest which includes financial, emotional and physical.
New ACT elder abuse laws to safeguard vulnerable
People who commit financial elder abuse in the ACT could face jail time of up to three years, as part of new laws coming into effect today covering abuse against vulnerable people.
A vulnerable person is defined as an adult with a disability or a person aged 60 years and above with an intellectual impairment or experiencing social isolation.
'Over 100 clients': Spotlight on elder abuse in Peel region
There's no denying the past year has increased the vulnerabilities of the elderly.
In the Peel region, where nearly 23 percent of the population is over 65, instances of elder abuse are the highest in WA, outside of the Perth metropolitan area.
Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.