How to be an Everyday Advocate
Advocacy is the process of supporting someone to understand and exercise their rights and have their voice heard on the issues that are important to them.
By empowering older people to self-advocate, they are better able to exercise their rights in aged care.
Everyone has the potential to become an everyday advocate for and with older people.
In this webinar, our panel of experts discuss the role of aged care advocacy in championing older people’s rights, empowering older people to self-advocate, and what we can do to become everyday advocates in the communities where we live.
This webinar covers:
- What is aged care advocacy?
- The role advocacy plays in supporting older people’s rights.
- The characteristics of a good advocate.
- Empowering older people to self-advocate.
- Information required to become an everyday advocate.
Meet the panel:
- Eva Jakab-Rivera, Advocate, ADA Australia
- Maria Berry, Advocate, Community Development Officer, Older Persons Advocacy Network
- Lynda Henderson, Member, Older Persons Advocacy Network Reference Group Member
- Farid Silwanis, Volunteer, Community Visitors Scheme
- Pay Joyce, Advocacy Manager, Seniors Rights Service
If you’re looking for more information about the resources shared by OPAN, our panel and people tuning into the webinar, please see the details below.
- This webinar was held during NAIDOC week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of First Nations Australians. Learn more about NAIDOC here.
- Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia
- Volunteer visits to older people under the Community Visitors Scheme
- OPAN’s Elder Help mobile phone application, via the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
- My Dementia Companion
- Dementia Alliance International
- Aged Care Reform Now