South Australian Government Agency

The South Australian Office for Ageing Well is partnering with Aboriginal community representatives to raise awareness for the rights of Aboriginal Elders.

Launching the Stop Elder Abuse campaign on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, the office is aiming to connect with mob across South Australia and promote the significance of Aboriginal Elders, their role in community and their connection to and teaching of culture.

“What we are really after with the campaign is creating awareness around elder abuse, or elder treatment,” said Office for Ageing Well Director, Cassie Mason.

“Connecting with older people in your community is a really valuable way to continue culture and that is really important, whatever community you are from, but particularly in Aboriginal communities.”

The organisation completed research with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit to identify recommendations for resources and strategies that focus on the rights and safety of Elders.