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.
Handy Guides for Homeless Women
Older women are a significant and growing group of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Lady Musgrave Trust has launched their updated Handy Guides for Homeless Women, and are asking for help to share the Guide widely. This Guide provides information about vital services.
Mentoring 2 Work
COTA WA have designed the Mentoring 2 Work program, which aims to empower and equip young adults with the skills and confidence to find and maintain employment. Older Australians are invited to become mentors and will benefit by developing their skills in mentoring and connecting with the younger generation to build a better community.
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".
YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19
"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?"
Get Connected & Stay Connected
The Inner West Council runs free programs to help older isolated people connect with others. Programs include jewellery making for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Social Connections Group, Two by Two walking companion and a collage club.
Mall Walkers are Back!
The Department of Health and Seniors COVID Taskforce have worked to ensure COVID safe walks in shopping centres in Western Australia can start again.
Let's Talk Elder Support and Mediation Support
Let's Talk Elder Support and Mediation Service is a new service to assist older people and their families to prevent or resolve conflict, make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of the older person.
Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care
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.