Empowering seniors for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Published on 14 June 2024


We're hosting a series of events for seniors, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Saturday 15 June.

The educational events aim to empower older residents and raise awareness about elder abuse prevention.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities globally to unite in opposition to elder abuse in all its forms – financial, emotional, psychological, physical, sexual or social.

Nillumbik Mayor Ben Ramcharan said it is important to equip our senior residents with knowledge that protects against abuse and mistreatment.

"By raising awareness through these events, we hope to empower seniors with knowledge about their rights, the risks of abuse, and the support services available," Cr Ramcharan said.

"We aim to foster a community of respect where our elders feel safe, supported and empowered to stand up against abuse."

The events include:

To register your interest or for more information, call Council's Positive Ageing Officer on 0437 676 617 or email Positive.Ageing@nillumbik.vic.gov.au.

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