World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

there’s no excuse for elder abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’.

Today, Friday June 15th is “World Elder Abuse Day” and the Darling Downs police want people to get active and vocal in tackling Elder Abuse.

This year’s elder abuse prevention campaign, there’s no excuse for elder abuse, was launched yesterday. The campaign highlights some of the most common forms of abuse and encourages the community to speak up if they know someone going through elder abuse. The campaign also provides information to empower seniors to protect themselves.

Darling Downs District take Elder Abuse very seriously, and have been creating awareness throughout the community.

Image: QPS ViPs addressing a seniors group in Toowoomba

A team of Volunteers in Policing (ViPs) visit agencies, senior’s villages and organisations connected to seniors to talk about Dementia, Seniors Safety and Elder Abuse.

This team is coordinated by the Crime Prevention Unit, who can be contacted on 4631 6733.

So speak up and if you need help the Elders Abuse please contact the services below:

Elder Abuse Help Line – 1300 651 192
Victims Counselling and Support Service – 1300 139 703
Seniors Enquiry Line – 1300 135 500
DV Connect:  Womensline (24 hours, 7 days) – 1300 811 811
Mensline (9am-12 midnight, 7 days) – 1800 600 636

 

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