A study on Elder Abuse by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2019 suggests that being a female over the age of 70 is an increased risk factor for physical and sexual abuse, with social isolation being and additional risk factor. Other forms of elder abuse include psychological and of course financial abuse by younger family members and spouses/partners.
Social support in the community is one of the key protective factors for older women at risk of abuse. The event is intended to improve connections for older women with social support networks locally, as well as potential resources.
Guest speakers from the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit and the Queensland Police will be presenting more detailed information about how we as a community can recognise the signs of abuse and provide easy access to crisis services. The goal of the initiative will be to help older women feel supported by their peers and the wider community by contributing to public awareness of Elder Abuse. A catered morning tea will be offered, followed by guest speaker presentations and a Q&A forum.
Seats are limited – Please RSVP by phone (07) 3844 5878 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org