As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on 15 June, Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) is hosting its annual ‘Stir A Cuppa with Seniors’ event. This year, the event is highlighting the role of grandparents.
A panel discussion led by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, will explore how intergenerational relationships can benefit the younger generation. The discussion will feature Dr Marlene Krasovitsky, Co-chair and Director of the EveryAGE Counts campaign.
SRV is also releasing a new brochure for grandparents, which addresses their role in family life and the challenges they can face. SRV hears from many grandparents who are denied contact with their grandchildren due to complex family dynamics, family disputes, custody issues, illness, divorce or separation. Grandparents can also feel pressured to provide financial or other support for their grandchildren. In family violence situations, they can be worried about their grandchildren’s safety. The new brochure gives these grandparents the information, referral and advice they need in an easy-to-access format.
A cuppa can be a catalyst for compassion, connection and conversation. This year, SRV is pleased to be holding Stir a Cuppa with Seniors face-to-face for the first time in two years.
Wednesday 15 June 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
City of Melbourne Bowls Club in the Flagstaff Gardens
To register: bit.ly/StiraCuppa or 9655 2129
To seek advice or support contact the SRV Helpline on 1300 368 821 or go to seniorsrights.org.au.