Learn How to Stop Elder Abuse in Cockburn

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Wednesday, 13 March 2024

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About the event

Elder abuse is a serious social issue affecting one in six, or approximately 700,000 older people in Australia. It has significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for victims and can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation, and even premature death. Don’t let elder abuse happen in our community. 

Join us for a FREE workshop to learn how you can help prevent elder abuse and make a difference in our community. The workshop will cover:

  • Types of elder abuse - physical, emotional, financial, sexual, neglect and abandonment
  • Common signs of elder abuse 
  • How you can help 
  • How to protect yourself against scams
  • Who to contact for help 
  • Family law and its application in addressing elder abuse - Wills, Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPG) and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA).

An information stand will be on-site for attendees to chat to staff from Cockburn Financial Counselling and the Cockburn Seniors Centre. 


  • Melissa Brechin, Advocare 
  • Audrey Pajmon, Bankwest 
  • Trang Ngo, True North Legal 

The City of Cockburn is committed to promoting age friendly initiatives and enhancing the quality of life of seniors as they age in Cockburn. 

We will be running a free bus from Cockburn Seniors Centre at 9am, returning at approximately 12.30pm. The workshop is hosted by the City of Cockburn in conjunction with AdvoCare, COTA WA, Bankwest and True North Legal. 


Event location

Cockburn Health and Community Facility

11 Wentworth Parade, Success, WA 6164

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More information and contact

Contact Title Safer Cities

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3444

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.