Learn how to advocate for older people’s rights and empowering them to self-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
This webinar was held during NAIDOC week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of First Nations Australians. Learn more about NAIDOC here.