Elder Abuse Prevention Sessions

Elder Abuse Prevention 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 TAS also plays an active role in the prevention of elder financial abuse through our Peer Education program.  The You’re Worth It or Protecting Your Finances Peer Education team conducts information sessions to raise community awareness of financial elder abuse, facilitate access to information and support, empower older people and increase social support.

To book a session, please contact Keree Rose or Annette Horsler of the Peer Education team on 03 6231 3265 or email kereer@cotatas.org.auannetteh@cotatas.org.au.

If you require any information or guidance concerning elder abuse please contact the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1800 441 169.