1. Reflecting over the festive season

    Posted 21 November 2018 by Gerard Mansour

    As the festive season including Christmas approaches, I am very conscious that this time means different things to different people. For some it is a time to be with family or loved ones, celebrating...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians,
    • Community,
    • Wellbeing
  2. Tech Savvy, Scam Savvy

    The ACCC Scamwatch radar alert recently reported a spike in scam activity related to scammers impersonating well-known businesses or police in order to gain access to people’s computers to steal money...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians,
    • Technology,
    • Security
  3. Seniors today … building tomorrow

    Posted 22 March 2018 by Gerard Mansour

      One hundred years ago, it was almost unthinkable that in less than a century a fair size of the population would be living healthy and productive lives into their seventies, eighties, nineties...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  4. Maintaining positive relationships

    One of my priorities as Commissioner for Senior Victorians is working on the prevention of elder abuse...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  5. Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster - take care of yourself, and others

    The Bureau of Meteorology advises that it is going to be a long hot summer. Some groups of seniors, including people over 75, people with a pre-existing medical condition and those with a disability...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  6. Staying connected using social media

    Posted 05 April 2018 by Gerard Mansour

    Digital technology is now part of our daily lives and central to how we communicate and stay connected to each other socially and as a community. It’s hard to believe that it was only in 1993 at...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  7. Age-old stereotypes need to be retired

    Posted 09 October 2017 by Gerard Mansour

    We need to speak with and about older people in a way that shows respect. And we need to make this conversation a priority. Staying connected to the older people we love shouldn’t be an afterthought...

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    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  8. Elder abuse may be closer to you than you think

    Posted 15 June 2017 by Gerard Mansour

    Elder abuse can take many forms, and essentially it boils down to a trusted person such as a close friend or family member imposing undue influence, restriction or control over an older person against...

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    • Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  9. Looking for companionship and friendship

    Posted 05 April 2017 by Gerard Mansour

    One of the things that older people often say to me is, as they age, they feel like they’re living in a closet, that it’s like becoming isolated and lonely. But that’s something we can do things about...

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    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  10. Ageing is everyone's business

    Posted 09 February 2016 by Gerard Mansour

    For many, the transition into senior years is marked by exciting and interesting opportunity, yet for others it is marked by continuation of challenges present throughout their lives or by new...

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    • University of the Third Age,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
Gerard Mansour

Gerard Mansour

Commissioner for Senior Victorians

Gerard Mansour is a passionate advocate for the rights and needs of older Victorians, with more than 25 years’ experience working in the aged and wider community service sectors. He has contributed significantly to policy development and implementation for myriad services assisting senior Victorians. Go to Gerard's home page.