World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Fri, 18 June 2021
Pic by Aaron Andrew
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a United Nations designated day on June 5th each year, which The NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM says is an important opportunity to voice our collective opposition to the abuse of older people. Afterall, whether we realise it or not, many of us will get old one day.
“We all have a responsibility to support older people and promote their right to live with dignity and respect in their family, home and community,”
Mr Fitzgerald said.
Of course older people have just as much right to make decisions about their own lives as anyone else. When this is denied, we start to see the beginning of abuse.
Listen Now to Elaine's interview with Mr Fitzgerald which was broadcast on Tuesday June 15 on the Breakfast show.
There are also many resources available to share from the Ageing and Disability Facebook page and Twitter pages or the website.
For more information, read the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031.
To get support or make a report call the Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline on 1800 628 221.