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Fri., 12th June 2020: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Online Forum

ARAS held it's inaugural online forum to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum on Friday, 12th June 2020. Our theme for WEAAD 2020: "Together we are better".

The forum was opened by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

The WEAAD online forum focussed on how government agencies, service providers, advocacy groups and the community can all work together to deliver quality care and support services to older people with compassion, without compromising their rights, to ensure their ongoing wellbeing.


  • Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Janet Anderson, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Carolanne Barkla, Chief Executive, Aged Rights Advocacy Service
  • Geoff Rowe, Chief Executive, Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia
  • Cassie Mason, Director, Office for Ageing Well SA Health

Abuse of older people is a complex, global health and social issue, which needs to be addressed and prevented. ARAS is encouraging communities to stand up speak out and to share messages on its Facebook page to mark WEAAD 2020 whether it is wearing a purple ribbon or hosting a virtual morning tea, it is important that we all know and understand the impact of abuse of older people. Every one of us deserves to lead a safe and happy life, free from abuse, as we age.

Tues., 9 June 2020: Community Care, knowing your rights & Prevention Strategies for Elder Abuse

ARAS hosted a free webinar on Tuesday 9 June from 10am-11am ACST for older people, their families and representatives, to provide information about the rights of older people, and the preventative strategies available to reduce the risk of elder abuse.