Turning Purple

Join Older People Speak Out (OPSO), Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) and the Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) in turning Queensland purple for..

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)  on 15th June 2013

June 15th each year is the day designated by the United Nations as the international day of action when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse of older people.  WEAAD is represented by the colour purple which denotes wisdom, dignity, independence and creativity.
During the week ending 15th June is a time when individuals and organisations can come together to raise awareness of elder abuse and to celebrate human rights.
Keep an eye out for purple-themed events in your community in June.  Or why not ceate your own purple themed event to raise awareness of WEAAD?   Ipswich Little Theatre Company has produced a play called “Don’t just sign on the dotted line“, and will be performing this play free at the North Ipswich RSL on the 14th June  (ph: 07 3810 6655 for more information).
What can you do?   How about having a purple themed picnic or wearing something purple on the day or during that week.    THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER  .. it is an AWARENESS RAISER.

For more details and to list your ‘Purple’ event go to www.weaadqld.com and follow the links

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