As part of National Seniors Week a seminar was held on Thursday, 22nd August between 9.30 am and 12.00 pm at the Bribie Island RSL. Four guest speakers, organised by the Moreton Bay Domestic Violence Systems Coordination (Mercy Community), provided information for seniors on a variety of topics covering financial self-care, healthy relationships, emotional self-care and physical self-care.
The main draw was the final guest speaker Noel Whittaker AM, financial wizard and international bestselling author of Making Money Made Simple, as well as other books. Mr Whittaker gave tips for those attending on retirement and finances, discussing good investments, pensions and his 20 commandments of wealth for retirees.
Federal Member for Longman, Terry Young MP discussed the importance for the older population to be aware of electronic bullying as the first speaker for the event. Mr Young provided booklets for those attending to take home; The Little Black Book of Scams and My Guide: Protect Yourself in 8 steps.
Sonia Colvin, founder of Hairdressers with Hearts (HWH), and Estrella from Centre Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) also spoke during the event.
During her presentation on Elder Abuse in informal care, Estrella from CADA emphasized the signs of abuse aren’t always clear and if you are uncertain of something to call CADA or someone you trust, like a social worker.
“Elder Abuse is defined as a single or repetitive act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Said Estrella.
Attendees enjoyed complimentary as well as massages provided by local Remedial Massage Therapist Melissa Elvery.
Those attending also received raffle tickets for the drawing of several lucky door prizes. There was also a range of informational pamphlets available to take home from CADA and HWH.
If you or someone you know is being affected by Domestic Violence or Elder Abuse you can contact CADA on 5498 9533.
Noel Whittaker AM, financial wizard with Founder of Hairdressers with Hearts Sonia Colvin.