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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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Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH

COTA NSW

Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging

Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
 
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.

08 Apr 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.

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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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Understanding Dementia

Dementia Australia

This session provides an introduction to dementia, including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia. The two hour session provides more detail about causes of dementia and obtaining a diagnosis.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Suitable for: Members of the general public who are concerned about their memory and dementia or who are worried that someone they know may have dementia.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ACST 

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13 May 2021
Council Chambers, Millicent Library 1 Ridge Terrace Millicent, SA 5280
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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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Your Caring Future

Your Caring Way

Your Caring Way is a free program for carers wanting to pursue training, education, volunteering or employment. It aims to inspire positive change by connecting people to real opportunities.

18 Dec 2020
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No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley

Kimberley Community Legal Services

“No More Humbug”, the Kimberley Community Legal Services report on reducing Aboriginal financial elder abuse in the Kimberly is being presented this Thursday 10 December at 3pm. Join this online event. 

10 Dec 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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Handy Guides for Homeless Women

Lady Musgrave Trust

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. 

14 Aug 2020
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