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Turning trees and town purple

A town hall and several trees in the Macedon Ranges will be adorned with purple in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

Published: 12 June 2024
  • vic
  • 12 June 2024
  • Sunbury Macedon Ranges Star Weekly

A global event, WEAAD is held annually on June 15 to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The facade of the Kyneton Town Hall will be illuminated with purple light in recognition of the day.

“Elder abuse is often hidden, so it’s important we as a community look out for any signs of it and empower and support our vulnerable residents to report this behaviour or seek help,” said Macedon Ranges Council community director Maria Weiss.

Trees in the Macedon Ranges will be decorated with purple bow ties, raising awareness of the day and cause.