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Elder Abuse Action Australia

Conference Host

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) was established to confront the often hidden problem of discrimination, neglect and mistreatment of older Australians.

As the national peak body, EAAA campaigns for a society that respects and values older Australians.

We seek to create meaningful change in addressing and eliminating the abuse of older people through advocacy, policy development, research and capacity building.

Elder abuse is a complex issue but our path forward is simple. By speaking out against ageism and raising community awareness about defining, recognising and preventing elder abuse, our work will help to improve the lives of older Australians.

Conference Co-host

ARAS has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights since 1990. ARAS offers a free, confidential, and state-wide service to older people (or their representatives) who are living in residential aged care or retirement villages, receiving or seeking to receive Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services and at risk of, or experiencing abuse from family or friends.

In addition, ARAS delivers the Home Care Check-In project where it provides in home safety checks for older persons deemed to be vulnerable due to social isolation, and at risk of harm or neglect. ARAS also has specialist Aboriginal Advocates who provide culturally safe support and host an annual Intergenerational Elders and Youth Gathering in regional South Australia.

Major Partner

Silver Sponsor

ADA Australia is an aged care advocacy organisation working to uphold the human rights and wellbeing of older Australians, providing both service delivery and systemic advocacy in the area of elder abuse awareness and prevention. ADA Australia is an active participant in state and national strategies addressing elder abuse, rights and ageism.

Lanyard Sponsor

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years.

Coffee Cart Sponsor

Relationships Australia is a federation of community-based, not-for-profit organisations with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, living arrangements, cultural background or economic circumstances.