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Supporting and protecting the rights of older Australians

It takes a community to look after our older Australians.

We are proud to be a member of the Prevention of Older Person Abuse (POPA), supporting and protecting the rights of older people in Australia.

This community group was established to help educate communities and the aged care sector on the prevention and protection of both older people and adults with disability from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

POPA was established in February 2019 and is based in Wollongong.

The group meets monthly and includes representatives from local police command centres, aged care providers, community organisations/businesses, government organisations and interested community representatives who are connected to older people.

The group works collaboratively with the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission to plan, implement and evaluate processes to assist in prevention of older person’s abuse in the community.

POPA raises awareness of older person abuse by conducting hypotheticals, expos, training and promotion of information from the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.

Watch the video: Stop the Abuse


27th Jul 2022



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