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LGBTQIA65+ Equality at Every Age Webinar

Julie McCrossin AM moderates a diverse panel of members from the Rainbow community as they explore the particular characteristics and vulnerabilities of older LGBTQIA+ people and talk about real life examples of elder abuse in their community and how they are planning to stay happy and healthy as they age.

Sponsored by Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, this webinar seeks to explore the impact of elder abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities and to also promote sources of information, resources and service providers that are accessible and friendly to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Join the discussion and ask our panel members to share the steps they are taking personally to protect themselves from abuse as they age and to offer hope, while raising awareness about the importance of self-protection as individuals and as a community.

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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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Reach Out & Reconnect campaign

Port Stephens Examiner & MP Kate Washington

Each week, the Examiner will feature stories on issues such as elder abuse, domestic and family violence, mental health, emergency accommodation, financial support, counselling services for youth and adults and community and support groups. The idea is that these stories will help people identify if they need support or help, and point them in the right direction to finding it.

23 Nov 2020
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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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Hard Conversations - Elder Abuse Podcast

Legal Aid NSW

Hard Conversations is a new podcast series for community and health workers about elder abuse. This podcast series is a partnership with the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse service and the Central Coast CLC. 

28 Sep 2020
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Join an Online Class

Older Women's Network NSW

Older Women's Network NSW are taking their classes online to ensure that older women remain connected, active and informed. Classes include yoga, weightlifting, writing, movie nights and dance class, and are all available online. 

03 Sep 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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No Use-By Date: Older People, LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality

Australian Association of Gerontology

These right videos were developed to educated health and aged care providers about older people's sexuality. 

07 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. 

05 Aug 2020
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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".

04 Aug 2020
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