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Elder Abuse Awareness Day: June 15

May 19, 2017

Older people have the right to live in safety and be treated with dignity and respect.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, ECLC will be hosting and participating in a range of events across the eastern Melbourne region.

Help us raise awareness of elder abuse and show your support for the rights of older Australians.

Elder Abuse Awareness – Vermont South Library

Eastern Community Legal Centre, Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Thursday 15 June, 10.30am – 11.30am
Vermont South Library | Pavey Place, Vermont South.
Free session with information on elder abuse risks, prevention and support.
Free, register here.

Elder Abuse – Knowing Your Rights

Seniors Rights Victoria 
Wednesday 14 June, 2pm
Doncaster Library | 687 Docaster Rd, Doncaster.
Free, register here.

WEAAD Information & Morning Tea

Whitehorse City Council, Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre
Thursday 15 June, 10am
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre | 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill
With guest speaker Kaz Mackay, Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Eastern Community Legal Centre.
Free, no bookings required.

‘Safeguarding Older Australians’ – WEAAD Forum

Seniors Rights Victoria & The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate
Thursday 15 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Melbourne Town Hall | 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne

  • Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission,
  • The Honourable Dr. Kay Patterson AO, Federal Age Discrimination Commissioner
  • Mr. Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

Free, bookings essential.

For a full list of WEAAD events, visit

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