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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
Events

LGBTIQA+ Elders Health & Wellbeing Day (Adelaide)

by The Equality Project - Australia

Join us on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at U City Function Centre and participate in a day of connection, nourishment, learning and practice for LGBTIQA+ elders in Adelaide.

Experience and explore ways to enhance your health and wellbeing by participating in workshops, panel discussions and mindful practices with health and wellbeing service providers and local practitioners.

Detailed information about what's on offer will be available closer to the day. Please make sure you enter your correct email address upon registration to receive the latest updates.

02 Sep 2021
U City Function Centre, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
SA
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

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.

Read more.....

National
Events

Alice Springs Seniors Expo 2021

COTA NT

Alice Springs Seniors Expo 2021 will be held during Seniors Month in August and will have a focus on health and well-being, trying something new and celebrates the positive aspects of ageing and the contribution that Territory Seniors make to their community.

31 Aug 2021
Alice Springs Town Council Lawns, Todd Street Mall, Alice Springs
NT
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