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International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

Guests include, Sarah McBride, Louisa Wall, Rory O’Neill, Eloise Stonbourgh and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.

Join us for the première of this pre-recorded panel discussing global events, COVID-19, LGBTIQ+ rights and wedge politics followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 2pm (AEST) Thursday 22 April.

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After years of discrimination, many LGBTQ people are 'terrified' of going into aged care

Following our recent webinar, LGTQIA65+: Equality for All, this ABC News article references one of our contributors, Claire Allen from ACON.

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  • The Royal Commission into Aged Care did not make any specific recommendations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
     
  • Advocates say residential care can be particularly frightening for the community, who have grown up with discrimination.
     
  • Volunteer visitor programs are trying to combat social isolation experienced by elderly members of the community.
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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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Orange City Council Plan to Combat Abuse of Older People

Central Western Daily

Orange City Council and Central West organisations have joined forces to prevent the abuse of older people in their communities. 

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Staying Connected When We're Apart

Australian Institute of Family Studies

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".

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YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19

The Sydney Morning Herald

"When Lyn Farrington began sending videos of herself reading books for her two grandchildren during the pandemic, she had an idea: why not bring the joy to other little children?" 

30 Jul 2020
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Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility. 

01 Jul 2020
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Community Visitors Scheme

Australian Government Department of Health

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) urgently needs volunteers to 'virtually' visit socially isolated elders. CVS arranges volunteer visits to older people to provide friendships and companionship. 

14 May 2020
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