A public forum aimed at helping community members understand and recognise the signs of elder abuse will be held at the Murray Bridge Town Hall on October 25.
On behalf of the Murray Bridge Regional Collaboration on Violence Against Women and Children (MBRCVAWC) has organised the event to inform and illuminate issues of elder abuse within the Murraylands community.
The forum is a public session held in collaboration with the Murray Bridge council and local agencies with an interest in domestic violence.
The forum is designed to attract aged care facility managers and staff, home and community care supervisors and volunteers, DV workers, interested community members to gain an appreciation of the scope and realities of elder abuse within the region.
Two guest speakers have been lined up for the event and possess expertise and experience in identifying elder abuse and methods of intervention.
Molly Claire is a local practitioner at Country Health Connect Murray Bridge, where she is on the mental health team.
Molly’s talk will address the prevalence of DV among older people, the effects of DV on older people and the barriers to disclosing, as well as touching on possible interventions.
The second speaker for the day is the manager of the abuse prevention program for the Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS), Doris Gioffre. The forum will also provide an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.
Event coordinator and MBRCVAWC vice chair, Annette Korzeba said a gold coin donation would be much appreciated to raise funds to reprint the Murray Bridge domestic violence information booklet ‘A Right to be Heard’.
Minister for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention, Carolyn Power, will also be attending the forum.
- Murray Bridge Town Hall, Thursday October 25
- 9.30am to 12pm
- RSVP by October 15 to MBRCVAWC@gmail.com or call 8539 1100