Our CEO Craig Chadwick’s opinion piece in today’s The Mercury Newspaper, shedding the light on Elder Abuse ahead of our annual Walk Against Elder Abuse Walks in June.
“It’s important to understand that elder abuse is not just a problem for older people. It’s a societal issue that affects all of us across all walks of life, in business, in the community, in our homes, and can compound other forms of discrimination and injustice.
One of the most effective ways to prevent elder abuse is to have open and honest conversations about the issue. By talking openly about elder abuse, we can help reduce the stigma surrounding the issue and encourage people to seek help when they need it.
That’s why events like the Tasmanian walks on a worldwide day that highlights abuse of older people help to shine the light on the issue and encourage conversations.”
Join our walks:
* Thursday June 15 in Hobart and Burnie 10am
* Friday June 16 in Launceston 12.30pm
*If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please call the Tasmanian Elder Abuse Helpline on 1800 441 169