Services for Seniors

Elder Abuse

The definition of elder abuse is "Any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. Abuse can include physical, sexual, financial, psychological and social abuse and/or neglect".

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends.
Level 4, 98 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
P: 1300 368 821

Click here to visit the Seniors Rights Victoria website.

The Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offers free legal assistance from its offices in Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville, with various outreach locations across Melbourne's east. In addition to direct legal services, ECLC also undertakes Community Development activities that empower clients, workers and the general community.

ECLC provides free seniors rights and elder abuse information sessions (1-2 hours) in partnership with the Inner East Primary Care Partnerships. Information sessions cover topics including what is elder abuse, types of elder abuse, signs and symptoms, and what support/advice is available.

P: 03 9285 4822 (Kaz Mackay, Seniors Rights Partnership Coordinator)

Click here to visit the ECLC website.


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