World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events in Tasmania

Tasmania has a proud history of marking the international day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of elder abuse.

This year, on 15 June, join older people, students, health and community workers and volunteers, councillors, parliamentarians and many other concerned citizens to Walk Against Elder Abuse in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart.

Each walk ends with a morning tea provided by our wonderful Council partners.

In Burnie you’ll also be able to view the Ageing My Way exhibition – photographs and quotes to start conversations about what matters to us as we age.

And if you’d like to take a deeper dive into Australia’s response to elder abuse, there’s a free online forum at 3pm featuring COTA Tasmania’s CEO Sue Leitch, among other local, national and international panellists.

All of these activities are free, and we would be so pleased to meet you there. However, to make them COVID-safe for all, please register your intention to attend.

To register for the walks, email or ring 6231 3265.

To register for the Driving Long Term Change: Australia’s Response to Elder Abuse, visit the website for the National Elder Abuse Conference.

COTA Tasmania’s WEAAD events are supported by the Tasmanian Government, the City of Launceston, the City of Hobart and Burnie City Council.

If you’re experiencing elder abuse or know someone who is, please call the
Elder Abuse Helpline on 1800 441 169.