I am a community member
I’d like to learn about our rights and seek support for myself or someone else.
I am a professional
I’d like to learn how to reduce ageist attitudes and behaviours.
Understanding our rights
We all want a good life. We want our rights to be respected and to be valued for the unique individuals we are. We want to live in a safe and comfortable environment, and in communities where we look out for one another. We want this for ourselves and the people we love.
The reality is that some older people are not respected and are taken advantage of by someone. In many cases this is a family member or someone in a position of trust.
This can look like:
- Pressuring someone to make decisions that make them feel uncomfortable
- Misusing someone’s finances beyond their authority to do so
- Controlling whom they can see or where they can go.
You might be wondering if it’s really happening to you or a your loved one? Am I seeing it clearly? It’s often not black and white, and we understand it can be complicated when family members are involved.
If you’re concerned this is happening to you or someone you know, or if you’re not sure, click on the link to get support. It’s easy and confidential. You’ll be speaking with a qualified person experienced in this area. This one small step can make a world of difference.
Staying in charge of your choices
Learn how to stay in charge of how you spend your money, where you live and who you see.
In this video, you will hear stories and practical tips for where to go for information and support for staying safe and in control as you age.
Our dedicated members are supporting the local community and professionals to reduce ageism, and create a society that respects, values and celebrates everyone at every age.