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  1. Elder abuse may be closer to you than you think

    Posted 15 June 2017 by Mr 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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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  2. Looking for companionship and friendship

    Posted 05 April 2017 by Mr 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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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  3. Ageing is everyone's business

    Posted 09 February 2016 by Mr 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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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • University of the Third Age,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  4. September is Dementia Awareness Month – what does that mean for us?

    Posted 28 August 2015 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    Dementia Awareness Month is a great opportunity to get a better understanding of dementia...

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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  5. Keep active, get involved, and stay connected!

    Posted 24 September 2015 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    Research from around the globe tells us that, for people to age positively and well, staying connected with family, friends and community is vital. There is no better time to think about our health...

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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  6. Elder abuse - a community issue

    Posted 12 April 2016 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    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...

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

    Posted 10 December 2015 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    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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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  8. Nelma's story

    Posted 17 July 2012 by Nelma

    Nelma is a volunteer who has spent many years looking after a Community Register. Here she shares her story of how she got involved, and the rewards she received for volunteering to call people to...

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    • Nelma,
    • Community
  9. Keeping connected

    Posted 31 July 2015 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    There are three things that the Commissioner for Senior Victorians has learned from his recent listening tour...

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    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  10. Speak up about elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Posted 09 June 2015 by Mr Gerard Mansour

    In 2015, the issue of family violence has been in the spotlight. Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence is busy speaking with the community to learn how we can all improve our response to...

    Tags:
    • Mr Gerard Mansour,
    • Commissioner for Senior Victorians,
    • Elder abuse