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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

1 January 1970 12:00 am
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As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Tasmania, Governor Warner led an awareness walk in Hobart from St David’s Park to Mawson’s Pavilion via Salamanca Place and Morrison St.

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Over 80 Tasmanians participated in this walk.

The walk culminated at the delightful Mawson Pavilion where walkers were refreshed with afternoon tea.  The CEO of COTA, Sue Leitch, gave a short address.

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IMG_0300The most common forms of elder abuse are psychological, financial and then physical.

COTA chief executive Sue Leitch said such abuse affected up to 10 per cent of older people worldwide.

“These are similar sort of statistics that follow through in Tasmania,” she said.

“Over 50 per cent of cases are actually done by someone within the family and because of this it’s completely under reported.”

To find out more about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, click here.

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