World Elder Abuse Awareness 2021

The Public Trustee is joining COTA Tasmania on the Walks against Elder Abuse on June 15. Come along and show your support.

COTA is raising awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 by providing the following activities:

Hobart Walk Against Elder Abuse

  • WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June.
  • WHERE: Collins St end of Elizabeth Street Mall.
  • REFRESHMENTS: Will be provided following the walk at Mathers House.

Launceston Walk Against Elder Abuse

  • WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June.
  • WHERE: St John St end of Civic Square.
  • REFRESHMENTS: Will be provided following the walk at Town Hall.

Burnie Walk Against Elder Abuse

  • WHEN: Gather at 9.45am for a 10am start, Tuesday 15 June.
  • WHERE: Wilmot St footpath outside the Marine Terrace car park, opposite the cinema.
  • REFRESHMENTS: Will be provided following the walk at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, where you are also invited to stay for the Ageing My Way Exhibition.

Registrations are essential for all the walks. To register email lynm@cotatas.org.au or phone 6231 3265 by 10 June.

If possible, please wear a piece of purple clothing to the walks.

Ageing My Way

  • WHEN: 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 June 2021
  • WHERE: Burnie Regional Art Gallery
  • ADMISSION: Free
  • Photos and quotes from older Tasmanians sharing what matters to them as they age.

Driving long-term change – Australia’s response to elder abuse

  • WHEN: 3-4.30pm, Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • WHERE: Your place
  • This free online forum will discuss what Australia has achieved and what more must be done to end elder abuse since the Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response” report was released in June 2017, and the release of the Commonwealth’s “National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023” in March 2019. The webinar is the second in the Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021. These important conversations will continue in the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference in Hobart in February next year. You can register for the webinar online by clicking here.

If you’re experiencing elder abuse or know someone who is, please call the

Elder Abuse Helpline on 1800 441 169.