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Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour Mr Gerard Mansour Commissioner for Senior Victorians

In our society, partners, families and friends provide an enormous amount of support for older people. Most of the time, this support is focused on the expressed wishes and needs of the older person and I want to record my appreciation for the great amount of love and care provided by partners, families and friends - in many cases on a daily basis. However the release of the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence is a timely reminder that there are older people in Victoria who sadly are at risk of, or experiencing, elder abuse.

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Ageing is everyone's business

Government, business and communities can work together to provide opportunities for older people to participate in the community.

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Like to volunteer?

Volunteering can be a rewarding and satisfying activity in your later life. With a fantastic array of opportunities available in all sorts of areas, people report that volunteering is one of the most enjoyable things they can do.

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Victorian Seniors Festival 2016

The 34th Victorian Seniors Festival 2016 kicks off with Celebration Day at Federation Square on 2 October 2016.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

While many people have found love through online dating, scammers also use these websites to prey on people’s vulnerabilities.

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