Written by Kirsten Macdonald
With the pandemic creating rising financial stress and more adult children likely to move back in with their elderly parents, there are growing reports about an increase in elder abuse, says Australia peak body Elder Abuse Action Australia.
According to HumansRights.gov; “In basic terms, elder financial abuse occurs in Australia where family members or trusted friends, or strangers, cheat an older person out of their assets, that is their home or their savings or any valuable items they may possess. They may do this by forgery, lies, misrepresentation or manipulation.”
Leading Experts Dr Kay Patterson AO (Age Discrimination Commissioner) Brian Herd; Partner at CRH Law and Christine Cupitt – Executive Director of Policy at the Australian Banking Association and moderator Caroline Baum are hosting the important event this Friday 21st August, 2020
The free webinar will focus on discussion on how to understand, prevent and respond to the financial abuse of older people. The webinar will also cover the misuse of the power of attorney and the importance of enduring documents.
When: Friday, 21 August, 12.30PM (EST)
The Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) is the national voice for eliminating elder abuse. Committed to social justice and the rights of older people calling for respect for difference and inclusion. Funded by the Attorney General’s office, EAAA aims to address elder abuse and protect the rights of older Australians at both the grassroots and macro level.
Compass is a national website to empower the community to navigate elder abuse in Australia. It raises awareness on this growing national issue and simplifies the process of connecting people to services and information tackling elder abuse. Compass has been created by Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) with funding from the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department as part of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians 2019-2023.
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