RAV is a member of the Eastern Elder Abuse Network, which seeks to prevent elder abuse in the community and provide access to support, advice and referral to clients who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse. The Network brings together over 100 professional members from a range of services including health services, local government, police and aged care.
Over the past six-months, the Network has produced two new resources on elder abuse, which occurs when a person in a position of trust exploits or mistreats an older person, causing them harm or distress. The new resources – a postcard and a flyer – contain information about different types of elder abuse, ways to prevent it, and where to get help if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse.
These resources were launched on 12 June at the Eastern Metropolitan Region’s event at the Box Hill Town Hall to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an annual event to raise awareness about the ongoing occurrence of elder abuse globally and ways to take action to prevent it in our local communities.
RAV’s contribution to the event included the graphic design of the flyers and participation in a panel discussion on the topic of how ‘Together we can stop elder abuse.’
Download the postcard.
Download the flyer.
For more information about elder abuse, read RAV’s tip sheet.
*Images for illustrative purposes only.
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