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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens on June 15 each year. Even though we believe it should be WEAAD every day, this time of the year the goal is to intensify our efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse within our community.
Elder abuse can happen to any older person and is perpetrated by people in a position of trust.

Sadly, elder abuse is most often inflicted by family members. Elder abuse can happen in someone’s home or in an aged care home where the older person resides.

Feel you need to know more about what it is and how to protect yourself – or someone you care about against elder abuse happening?

Advocare delivers free information sessions not just about recognising the six different forms of elder abuse, and how to recognise it; our experienced advocate also talks through how to protect your human rights as an older person, including what the Charter of Aged Care Rights means for someone living in an aged care home.

During the month leading up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Advocare education team ramp up our presence statewide to ensure we can spread the word about preventing elder abuse to as many people as possible. Our advocates will be out and about at community-based events during May/June, so keep an eye on our website for more details in the Perth metropolitan area and the regions.

Advocate, David presenting
Financial Advocate, David presenting an education session.

Be early – book now!

The Advocare events and education teams are now taking bookings from service providers and community groups around the state to deliver specific elder abuse awareness sessions. As the classic phrase goes ‘the early bird gets the worm’, book your session now via email at or call us on 08 9479 7566. If this time frame doesn’t suit we also deliver a broader information session all year round.

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Find out what to expect from an Advocare free education session. Whether you’re a community organisation interested in your members or clients knowing more or are an aged care home keen to support your staff to understand and work more collaboratively with older people, we’ll come to you for free.

1. Sessions for community groups and health professionals:

2. Sessions for aged care providers and aged care home staff: