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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.

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Multicultural Advocacy in the NT - COTA NT

COTA NT

In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).

Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.

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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. 

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How's Your Head Today

Head to Health

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.

29 Jan 2021
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Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

22 Jan 2021
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Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.

21 Jan 2021
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Compass Holiday Guide 2020

Compass

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.

01 Dec 2020
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The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care

The Guardian

"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women. 

23 Nov 2020
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Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians

Relationships Australia

This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.

13 Aug 2020
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Seniors Learn Online Banking With Squirrel Bank

eSafety's Be Connected Program

To help seniors adapt to an increasingly online world, the eSafety Commissioner has released 'Squirrel Bank' an introduction to online banking. 

11 Aug 2020
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