One in six older people is abused by someone they know and trust.
Elder abuse survivors are people who have been mistreated in later life by relatives, friends, neighbours or others who have built their trust.
Elder abuse survivor advocates who are part of the Older Voices for Change program have participated in training by COTA Tasmania and Engender Equality. This training supports them to speak publicly to raise awareness of elder abuse.
Older Voices for Change elder abuse survivor advocates may speak anonymously or using their name – it is entirely their own choice. They speak about their personal experiences only as much as they are comfortable to do so.
To find out more about the Older Voices for Change program, please contact COTA Tasmania CEO Craig Chadwick in the first instance at CEO@cotatas.org.au.