ARAS is once again hosting our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference (WEAAD) on Monday, 17 June 2019 at the Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg.
The conference theme this year is ‘Elder Abuse: Building Trust’ and Minister Stephen Wade MLC Minister for Health and Wellbeing will be opening the conference. We have also secured an exciting line-up of speakers, including the Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson, Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, Dr Roger Thomas and Head of Unit for Older Persons’ Mental Health Services, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Dr Duncan McKellar and, Director of Intergovernment Relations and Ageing, SA Health Jeanette Walters.
In the current rapidly evolving area of elder abuse, the conference brings together key stakeholders to focus on the latest information and actions and how to be an active participant within the community.
The conference will also highlight significant developments undertaken in the areas of elder abuse including the new Adult Safeguarding Unit and steps taken by key organisations such as SAPOL and Elder Abuse Action Australia to end elder abuse and build trust in our communities.
The program will interest the community, residential aged care sector and other professionals who work with older people.
To register for the conference, click here
ARAS is a free, confidential and state-wide service which has been supporting older people since 1990 by ensuring their voice is heard, their concerns are resolved and their rights are upheld.
Phone: (08) 8232 5377
Direct event link: http://sa.agedrights.asn.au/events/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/weaad-conference