Elder Abuse Action Australia—EAAA—was established to confront the often hidden problem of discrimination, neglect and mistreatment of older Australians.
As the national voice for action, EAAA campaigns for a society that respects and values older Australians and is free from elder abuse.
We use the tools of advocacy, policy development, research and capacity building to raise community awareness of elder abuse and improve the lives of older people.
Older people are among the most vulnerable of all Australians. As people age, they rely on family, friends and carers for additional support. But, for many, the experience of ageing is soured by discrimination, ageism, exclusion and abuse.
The fact is, older people have the same rights as everyone else. They have the right to be treated fairly, feel safe in their home and live with dignity and self-determination.
The abuse of older Australians affects individuals and society as a whole. It can limit the participation of the elderly in their communities and deny those communities the benefits of having older people fully contribute.
EAAA exists to give voice to the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
"EAAA is committed to producing powerful and lasting change through mechanisms for advocacy and support"
EAAA exists to make real and meaningful change. We do this primarily through advocacy, publicity and practical guidance.