The outlook for older women in Australia is dire – but no one seems to care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
NAIDOC - Nambour Showgrounds
This year we are celebrating NAIDOC week 2020 at the Nambour Showgrounds on Friday 13th November from 3.30pm-7.00pm. This is an awesome FREE family event and everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.
NAIDOC - Storytime With Aunty Fay Muir
Gather the family and join us for a special Zoom storytime for NAIDOC Week 2020. Come and listen as Boonwurrung and Wamba Wamba Elder, Aunty Fay shares stories with us around the theme of family and the important place that family holds in First Nations culture. Sing, listen and gather as we celebrate NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC - Gold Coast Titans Event
The Gold Coast Titans are hosting their annual NAIDOC event with the tremendous support of Kalwun and Deadly Choices. The event will have an exciting array of music, performances, activities and food and drink options.
NAIDOC - Poetry and Prose in Conversation
You are invited to join Aunty Rita Fisher and Aunty Anni Cockburn for a literary treat of poetry and prose as they come together in conversation, then join with them for a lively Q and A session.
NAIDOC - Virtual Concert with William Barton
Join the Australian Embassy in Jakarta as we open NAIDOC Week celebrations with a live virtual concert by award-winning didgeridoo artist William Barton accompanied by Strings of the Earth string quartet led by Veronique Serret. This is sure to be a special event.
Positive Mental Health
Register for a free online Positive Ageing forum providing strategies to reduce risk factors for psychological distress and memory disorders as we age. Organised by the Older Persons' Mental Health Service, Price of Wales Hospital.
Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched an elder abuse awareness campaign. This campaign includes a hard-hitting video that reveals the 'red flag phases' that can often indicate an older person is experiencing elder abuse.
Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse
Law Council of Australia has published a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse.
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.