Your life. Your choice. Toolkit
We all want our rights to be respected and to be able to make our own decisions in life.
For some older people, their wishes are not respected, and they are taken advantage of by someone they know and trust. When family members pressure someone to make decisions that make them feel uncomfortable, it can lead to family disharmony and even abuse.
The Your life. Your choice. Toolkit has been created for community members, families and carers to provide information about our rights and how to stay in charge of the choices we make in life. It includes stories about what to look out for in family relationships and practical tips for where to get confidential support.
Feel free to share these resources to empower our community to stay safe and in control as we age.
The Your life. Your choice. Toolkit includes the following resources:
- Learning Forum (35 minute video)
- Downloadable resources:
- DL Brochure
- Social media tiles
Learning Forum (35 min video)
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, introduces the learning forum and talks about our rights and how to protect them.
Gary Ferguson, Education Coordinator at Seniors Rights Victoria, talks about staying socially connected and getting support to plan ahead.
From Better Place Australia, Catherine talks about family pressures and supported decision making.
Phil, a community member, talks about being aware that something isn’t right and where to get support.
Link for the learning forum: https://youtu.be/3Ccsx6jKZHI
Display this poster in your organisation or community group to communicate about our rights and staying safe and in control as we age.
There’s a QR code that links to the Learning Forum on YouTube and contact details for where to get confidential support.