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Do Something - Challenge Ageism and Prevent Elder Abuse Workshops

Everyone, no matter what age, young or old, can play a part in challenging ageism and preventing elder abuse.

Age Action Ireland, in association with Cosc (The National Office for the prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence), are raising awareness of ageism and elder abuse and what you can do to help prevent it.

Intergenerational workshops were held in October 2013 and November 2015 to raise awareness of the issues around elder abuse and ageism with people of all ages. In particular, it was targeted at younger people and people who work with younger people (e.g. youth workers, teachers etc.) so that awareness and prevention would be encouraged from as young an age as possible. The "Do Something - Challenge Ageism & Prevent Elder Abuse" leaflet (link below) sets out the facts around elder abuse and ageism and what you can do to help prevent it.

The Challenge Ageism & Prevent Elder Abuse leaflet

For more information about this initiative, please contact

info@ageaction.ie
Tel. 01 4756989
Fax. 01 4756011

The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

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Why We Need a Commissioner for Ageing and Older Persons

(15 June 2022)  On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Age Action is reiterating the call for the establishment of a Commissioner for Ageing and Older Persons, with a supporting legal framework, that will ensure that we are all treated with respect and on an equal basis with the rest of the population in older age.

3,871 notifications of abuse for persons aged over 65 was reported in the HSE’s National Safeguarding Report 2021. Immediate family members are identified as the person of concern in reported cases of abuse of people over the age of 65.