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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2019
Monday 17 June 2019 | Stamford Grand Adelaide

Aged Rights Advocacy Services (ARAS) is proud to present its 14th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference (WEAAD) 'Elder Abuse: Building Trust' on Monday 17th June 2019 at the Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, South Australia. 

This year's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference program has been developed with the theme around 'Elder Abuse: Building Trust'. Our vision is 'a community in which all older people are valued and respected’.  The conference theme ‘building trust’ includes our values of ‘integrity, inclusiveness, justice and respect’.  It is about sharing and collaboration of supports and resources from governments, services and organisations so that we can continue to uphold the rights of older South Australians and once again build trust in our communities. 


In many parts of the world, elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. The purpose of the WEAAD is to encourage communities to recognise the issues concerning abuse of older people and for our society to create policies that promote dignity and respect for older people to enable them to be valued and productive citizens.


ARAS has raised awareness about elder abuse through its annual state WEAAD Conference since 2006 and in 2013 hosted the National WEAAD Conference in Adelaide. 

Over 200 people regularly participate in the annual Conference which has consistently attracted high praise for its relevance subject matter and the calibre of its national and international speakers. 

Our esteemed lineup of speakers include:
  • The Hon Stephen Wade – Minister for Health & Wellbeing
  • Hon. Dr Kay Patterson – Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Dr. Duncan McKellar – Head of Unit for Older Persons’ Mental Health Services, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NAHLN)
  • Jeanette Walters   Director of Intergovernment Relations and Ageing, Office for Ageing Well
  • Carolanne Barkla  Chief Executive, Aged Rights Advocacy Service
  • Bev Lange – Executive Officer, Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA)
  • Commissioner Dr Roger Thomas, Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Detective Chief Inspector Richard Lambert – South Australia Police (SAPOL), Public Protection Branch
  • Andrew Haszard – Operations Manager, The Dementia Centre


  Event Registration (incl. GST)

  • Regular Single Adult - $275
  • Student/Senior - $100
  • Group Bookings (4 or more) - receive 20% discout on regular adult registration


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Stamford Grand Adelaide
2 Jetty Road,
Glenelg, South Australia 5045

Contact Details:

Doris Gioffre (08) 8232 5377 |