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.
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.
How's Your Head Today
COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
Australian First Elder Abuse Law Passed in ACT
The Australian Capital Territory has passed legislation to criminalise abuse against an older person, or vulnerable people, which will be the first law of its kind in Australia.
Seniors Learn Online Banking With Squirrel Bank
To help seniors adapt to an increasingly online world, the eSafety Commissioner has released 'Squirrel Bank' an introduction to online banking.
No Use-By Date: Older People, LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality
These right videos were developed to educated health and aged care providers about older people's sexuality.
Orange City Council Plan to Combat Abuse of Older People
Orange City Council and Central West organisations have joined forces to prevent the abuse of older people in their communities.
Staying Connected When We're Apart
Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a COVID-19 Report, stating "we have a special interest in families and what helps them thrive, so a number of our questions focussed on how people stayed connected, particularly when physically separated".