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Free Webinar: Can You Spot A Scam?

Be Connected

Australians aged 55 and over lost over $50 million to online scammers in 2019*. It serves as a reminder that the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect with others, but it pays to be savvy.

*Source: Scamwatch, 2020.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn

  • Common scams including the latest Tax and Medicare scams
  • Tips on how to spot them
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Where to go for help

Dates:

  • 18 August 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
18 Aug 2021
Virtual Event
National
News

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue

  • McGowan Government renews funding for Council on the Ageing WA to continue operating the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body
  • Focus on raising awareness of elder abuse, particularly amongst Aboriginal people, people with disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • $210,000 funding the latest in a package of initiatives strengthening the State Government's response to elder abuse
WA
News

This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women

Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.

VIC
National
News

New programs to combat the sexual assault and abuse of older people

With 50 incidences of unlawful sexual contact of an older resident in an aged care facility every week in Australia, new education programs combatting abuse and sexual assault have been launched in an effort to assist health professionals in identifying a

National
News

Aged care residents will have increased access to their doctor through GP incentive

Older Australians in residential aged care will have better access to General Practitioners (GPs) thanks to a recent investment of $42.8 million to improve their face-to-face contact with health professionals.

National
News

Campaign urges Queenslanders to unite against elder abuse

Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Craig Crawford

Queenslanders are being urged to stand and act together to address elder abuse as part of a new statewide campaign launched ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow.

QLD
News

From $1000 of Uber Eats to $250,000 for land, police move on elder abuse

With her health and mobility in decline, Gladys sold her home and moved into a granny flat behind her son’s house, where he and the grandchildren were a few steps away.

After a fall, Gladys moved to a nursing home to recover and left her debit card, PIN and access to bank statements with her son to pay her bills.

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National
Events

NT Grandparents Day

COTA NT

The first ever Grandparents Day for the Northern Territory is on the last Sunday of October.

Territorians everywhere will be encouraged to hold their own celebration of their grandparents, grand-friends, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community.

The ntgrandparentsday.org.au website launching soon will include everything you need to know. 

31 Oct 2021
NT
NT
Events

Brisbane Aged Care Conference

In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. 

The Brisbane Aged Care Conference covers how to prevent unnecessary transfer to hospital, when to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints, care considerations for an older person with dementia, the latest on safe sedative use and the role of dementia care mapping.

25 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
QLD
Events

Melbourne Aged Care Conference

The Melbourne Aged Care Conference will be covering how to prevent unnecessary transfers to hospital, when to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints, care considerations for an older person with dementia, the latest on safe sedative use, the role of dementia care mapping and much more.

11 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
Oaks On Collins in Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
VIC