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5 Ways To Wellbeing - Salisbury

At Carers SA, we understand that when you care for someone who is frail, has a disability, health condition, or illness, life can feel a little out of control at times.

Research from around the world shows you can improve your wellbeing and happiness by doing five simple things as part of your day: connect, be active, keep learning, be aware and help others.

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Preventing Abuse of Older People

We welcomed a number of special guests and more than 100 registrants to the launch of Safe, Valued, Respected – A Primary Prevention Framework for Elder Abuse. Due to COVID restrictions, the event on 30 June 2021 was held online.

ECLC CEO, Michael Smith, acknowledged growing recognition of the importance of understanding, preventing and responding to abuse directed to older people in the community.

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Three new members of the Order of Australia share their advice for finding purpose in a career

When does a career become a calling? And how do you find the right path that will lead to purpose in your profession?

Well, some of the nation's highest achievers — and new members of the Order of Australia — have already worked it out and they want to share their secrets.

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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.

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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.

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Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home

A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.

The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.

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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.

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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

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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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Compass Holiday Guide 2020

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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.

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