Media Releases

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Relationships Australia is supporting the United Nations World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Thursday June 15. On this day communities across the world honour our older people, and uphold their right to live in safety, with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.
Media Release - Neighbour Day is Virtually Alive!
Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day will be launched today with a virtual campaign reaching communities across the country. As part of the launch people all over Australia will be taking photos with the same Neighbour Day signage to show their support for the campaign and to promote every day as Neighbour Day.
Media Release - It’s Time to Start Planning Your Neighbour Day event!
Thinking a street party, a community event or a neighbourhood Easter egg hunt would be the best way to celebrate this year’s Neighbour Day on Sunday, 27 of March? If so, now is a good time to start talking to your local council or shire.
Media Release Elevate Feb 2016
The Elevate Festival is a fabulous, free, family-friendly celebration of community taking place on Saturday, 27 February at Federation Park, Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Festival goers will enjoy live music, entertainment, food and a number of free community workshops throughout the evening.
Media Release Elder Services Launch
Relationships Australia is launching a new counselling and mediation service to support families who need help negotiating the often complex issues related to aging. “It’s a common story as we age that family conflict emerges around significant health issues, where older parents will live or how estates will be divided,” Alison Brook, National Executive Officer, Relationships Australia said. “Elder Relationship Services will help families to have those often difficult conversations and resolve differences in ways that improve relationships.”
Tell Us Your Story, Neighbour Day
Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day is just five weeks away! Now is the time to start organising your event or neighbourhood catch-up. It’s also time to submit your entry to the Neighbour Day ‘Tell Us Your Story’ competition.

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