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Thursday Three - 2021 06 10

AAG's Weekly Update - 10th June 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ World Elder Abuse Day – 15th June 2021

~ AAG SECG Blog - Exploring digital health platforms to support independent living on Country

~ AAG welcomes new team member - Cecilia Gomez-Inclan

World Elder Abuse Day - 15th of June 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

WEAAD was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006.

Older people are essential in the fabric of our society. AAG continues to advocate that it’s time for us to acknowledge the importance older people and recognise they are entitled to the respect of their communities and especially their families.

Related:
Join the AAG Elder Abuse SIG
AAG report on sexual abuse of older women
AAG is a member of the Elder Abuse Action Australia

SECG Blog - Exploring digital health platforms

In the latest AAG Student and Early Career Group (SECG) Blog, Georgina Chelberg (nee Hobson) (University of Queensland) has provided insights in use of technologies to assist older Australian’s to live safely and independently. Georgina also looks at Aboriginal Communities and if the technologies are culturally appropriate and safe in these communities. Georgina shares information that has initially come out of scoping work in this area.

Click here to continue reading Georgina's blog and to view other AAG SECG blogs

AAG welcomes new team member - Cecilia

AG National Office are delighted to announce the addition of a new part-time member:

Cecilia Gomez-Inlcan is our new part-time policy and research officer who is working one day per week. She is working with topics related to using data capturing Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity to improve the experience of ageing. Concurrently, she is a PhD student in the University of Queensland, where she is aiming to deepen the knowledge about the etiology of the ageing-associated Alzheimer’s Disease and Ataxia-Telangiectasia.

We welcome Cecilia and look forward to her contributions to the work of the Policy Team.

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Click below to view a video from the Conference Chair, Dr Katrina Radford

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'Thursday Three' is AAG’s Weekly Update for members and friends of AAG. It aims to provide you with an engaging weekly snapshot of news and activities from AAG and beyond through three short 'bites'. If you missed previous editions, click here for the summaries and links .

AAG's purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice. Why not join in? For more information, email Michael Tan at AAG.

Australian Association of Gerontology acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, to Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including members of the Stolen Generations. For further information see AAG’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)

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