Elder Abuse Prevention Information Sessions

Elder Abuse Prevention Information Sessions

Elder Abuse Prevention Information Sessions

Information Sessions for Staff and Volunteers Who Work with Older People

COTA Tasmania provides information sessions about elder abuse for staff and volunteers in any sector who come into contact with older people as part of their work. The free one-hour sessions are informal and interactive, covering topics such as:

  • What is elder abuse?
  • What are the signs and risk factors?
  • What can I do if I think someone may be experiencing abuse?

To book a session or order posters explaining elder abuse and referral pathways, please contact Lyn on lynm@cotatas.org.au or phone COTA Tasmania on 6231 3265.

Peer Education for the Community

COTA Tasmania also plays an active role in the prevention of elder financial abuse through our peer education program.  The You’re Worth It and Protecting Your Finances Peer Education team conducts information sessions to raise community awareness of financial elder abuse, help them find information and support, empower older people and increase social support.

To book a session, please contact Keree Rose on 03 6231 3265 or email her at kereer@cotatas.org.au.

If you believe you or anyone you know may be experiencing elder abuse,
please contact the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1800 441 169
for free, confidential information.