World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognised each year on 15 June and this year there’s an increased concern from groups like Seniors Rights Victoria that there could be more cases of Elder Abuse in the community as a hidden impact of the COVID-19 emergency.

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

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