Hawkesbury police to host seminar focusing on older people

Hawkesbury police will host a seminar focusing on the safety of older people in the lead-up to World Elder Abuse Day.

The day is held each year on June 15 to highlight elder abuse, defined as any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend.

Seminar: Hawkesbury police will run a seminar on safety for the elderly next week. Picture: Fairfax Archive.

Seminar: Hawkesbury police will run a seminar on safety for the elderly next week. Picture: Fairfax Archive.

The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

Hawkesbury Police Area Command (PAC) is supporting the day by hosting the free community safety seminar on Monday, May 27, presented with the assistance of Hawkesbury City Council and facilitated by the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit.

Chief Inspector Garry Sims APM, of Hawkesbury police said the seminar would be valuable for senior members of the community and those who have ageing parents or loved ones.

Tickets to the seminar can be obtained through Eventbrite, visit https://tinyurl.com/y6s6qtdt.