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Caring For Older Persons Series: Falls Prevention Online Workshop

Carers VIC

One third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, and around half of these falls are in and around the home.

Learn how to reduce the risk of falls and stay active and independent for longer.

All attendees will receive information to take home, including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance.

14 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
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Elder Abuse - Your family and your home

Legal Aid NSW

In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.

28 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
NSW
National
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Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse

Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse. 

The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse. 

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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Canberra

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

27 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
ACT
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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Perth

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

26 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
Claremont Showground
WA
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ATSA Independent Living Expo - Melbourne

ATSA Independent Living Expo

In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.

18 May 2021 - 19 May 2021
Melbourne Showgrounds
VIC
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Scams- Free online forum for CALD community

Eastern Community Legal Centre

A scam is a trick. Scammers target people via email, phone or sometimes-in person. A Scammer’s goal is to get your personal or financial details or to pressure you to help with illegal or criminal activities. Scammers may steal directly from you or use your personal or financial details to commit other crimes including fraud and identity theft.

This forum is supported by Eastern Community Legal Centre, Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, Bounce –Refugee Youth Mentoring Program, Center for Holistic Health, Indian Care.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEDT

30 Mar 2021
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Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness

OPAN – Older Persons Advocacy Network

Online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness is a growing problem among older people and predicted to continue to affect more people because of the ageing population and declining rates of home ownership among older people.

One in six people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Australia is over the age of 55. With Australia's ageing population rapidly growing and predicted to double by the year 2050, older people living in insecure housing is expected to increase accordingly.

Join us on March 30, 11.30 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time for a live online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

30 Mar 2021
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launch of the first UN Global report on ageism

UN Decade Of Healthy Ageing

Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.

  • Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
  • Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
  • Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
  • Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
  • Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
18 Mar 2021
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Will Australia’s aged care system be fixed?

COTA VIC

Unpacking the findings of the  Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

In an online community conversation, COTA Victoria will consider the royal commission recommendations. Can these outcomes inspire the generational change needed for our broken aged care system? And what do older people think about the findings?

Speakers include: 

  • Aged care and e-health consumer advocate, Judy Gregurke
  • Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine and geriatrician, Professor Joseph Ibrahim
  • Victorian aged care consumers and family members. 

Facilitated by SRV Education Co-ordinator Gary Ferguson.

This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants closer to the event date.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

15 Apr 2021
Virtual Event
VIC
National