Click on a link below to learn more about our events:
- Abuse Prevention 'Train the Trainer' Session
- Responder Workshop Session
- FREE Information Workshop for New Community Care Staff
- WEAAD 16th June 2016 Conference
- WEAAD 16th June 2015 Conference
- ARAS 25th Anniversary Celebration
- WEAAD Champions at Government House
- WEAAD 15th June 2014 Conference
- WEAAD 2014 Community Activities
- WEAAD 17th and 18th June 2013 National Conference
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Elder Abuse can be Stopped
Office for the Ageing, SA Health has launched a media campaign to safeguard the rights of older people and increase awareness of Elder Abuse by helping the South Australian community to:
* Recognise the signs of Elder Abuse
* Know where to go for support and information.
Elder Abuse is an act that causes deliberate or unintended harm to an older person, from a person they know and trust. Around one in 20 older Australians experiences some form of abuse from someone they trust, who is often a member of their own family. This abuse can be financial, emotional, physical and even sexual. Over the past five years, Elder Abuse has most commonly included financial and emotional abuse and in 80 per cent of cases the abuse was carried out by a family member.
Recognise the signs and help put an end to Elder Abuse - click here or visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/stopelderabuse for more information. Take action if you suspect abuse is occurring or you want to check in with your own experiences. Call the SA Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310.
The campaign is a key action from the Strategy to Safeguard the Rights of Older South Australians, Action Plan 2015-2021.