Say “NO” to Elder Abuse
June 15 is the annual day to raise awareness of elder abuse throughout the world. It is a day to bring elder abuse out from behind closed doors, to say “NO” to elder abuse and to let older people in our communities know they have the right to live without fear and abuse.
You can get involved by wearing something purple to show the world you care about ending elder abuse. You can also get involved in the many events occurring across Australia, including in regional centres. For more information on what’s on around the world visit the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Wear a purple ribbon on 15th June to show the world you care about ending elder abuse.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events 2013
See our NEWS page for an update on how this year's events went
Arts Centre spire to glow purple for elder abuse awareness
Watch for a purple hue over the city skyline as the Arts Centre spire joins the activities to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013. Seniors Rights Victoria staff and volunteers will celebrate the lighting and distribute free purple ribbons on Friday 14 June at Federation Square. For more information, contact us.
Generously supported by Fed Square and Arts Centre Melbourne.
City of Wodonga
Free seniors morning tea and forum. Speaker Gary Ferguson Community Education Co-ordinator from Seniors Rights Victoria. And release of balloons to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Tuesday 12th June 10:00am
The Willows, 11B Macfarland Road, Wodonga.
For further information contact Rachel Rapsey 02 60229631
Shepparton hosts Peter Russell Clarke
Iconic TV presenter, artist and author Peter Russell Clarke will be the special guest speaker at a free community event in Shepparton to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and celebrate the contribution seniors make to our community.
When: Monday 17 June 2013, 10:30am
Where:North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre, 10-14 Parkside Drive.
RSVP to Elaine on 5444 4364
For more information about this event, view the flyer.
Frankston Seniors Rights Walk
Put on your purple gear and join in the activities to raise awareness of elder abuse at Frankston on Monday 17 June 2013:
MEET: 10am at Keast Park, 18 Nepean Hwy, Seaford. Map Ref - 97 - D10
WALK: along Nepean Hwy – don’t forget to wear something purple.
ARRIVE: at Seaford Community Centre (approx distance 1.5 km).
ENJOY: morning tea (provided), speeches, entertainment and a chat
For more information view the Frankston Seniors Rights Walk flyer
Bendigo Awareness Raising
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities in Bendigo will once again feature the town's iconic tram displaying the message: My World - Your World - Our World - Free of Elder Abuse. Other activites include the flootlighting of the historic Bendigo Post Office in purple.
Notice of Cancellation - Respecting Choices – Protecting Rights
Due to the unavailability of key speakers on the topics for this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum Respecting Choices – Protecting Rights, the Forum will NOT be held. The focus for Seniors Rights Victoria in 2013 will be on community activities and events.
Other events hosted by organisations across Victoria
(To list your event here contact us)
Eastern Region to go PURPLE
Volunteers and staff from councils, police, legal services and many other organisations across the Eastern Region will be wearing purple ribbons and other attire to mark elder abuse awareness. Organisations include: Maroondah City Council, City of Whitehorse, Shire of Yarra Ranges, Croydon Police Station and Eastern Community Legal Service.
City of Yarra to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The City of Yarra will lodge its new Yarra Elder Abuse Toolkit on the Yarracity website to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Past World Elder Abuse Awareness Day events: