INFORMATION FOR OUR SENIORS
Elder Abuse Response Service launched
We know that 79% of those who report elder abuse are harmed by family members and 43% of victims live with their abuser.
Seniors Minister Maggie Barry has launched a new Elder Abuse Response Service, including a free and confidential 24/7 helpline. Registered nurses will listen and advise anyone who needs information or support about elder abuse, including victims, and concerned friends and family members. Callers will be referred to local elder abuse services to get the help they need.
Translation services are also available.
Read Minister Barry’s announcement.
Age Concern Letter
LINKS TO AGENCIES
Greypower - http://greypowermarlborough.webstarts.com
MSD Seniors - http://www.msd.govt.nz/what-we-can-do/seniorcitizens/index.html
Age Concern -