Seniors Rights Victoria, in partnership with Bendigo Senior Secondary College photography students and teachers, invites members of the community, local seniors and families to come along and enjoy a Photography Exhibition marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
The Exhibition, “The Best is Yet to Be”, gives an insight into how a group of around 60 student artists experienced and reinterpreted, through their art work, images of older people participating in a variety of sporting and dance activities that show the positive contributions older people make to our community.
As WEAAD falls on a Sunday this year, this event is being held on Monday the 16 June 2014, with the official opening at 10.30am. The Exhibition is being held at the MacGillivray Hall, Bendigo TAFE, 136 McCrae St, Bendigo and will be open 10am-4pm 16-20 June.
Jonathan Ridnell, ABC Local Radio, will host the morning with Guest Speaker, Karen Quinlan, Director, Bendigo Art Gallery. SRV Community Lawyer, Caroline Granger, will give a short presentation. Students will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, along with a People’s Choice Award on the day. Morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the official opening.
WEAAD has been held annually on the 15th of June since 2006. It brings greater recognition of the mistreatment and abuse of older persons and highlights the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the years to come.
WEAAD also recognises the contribution seniors make to community life and promotes the need to respect and value seniors. It encourages seniors to stay connected and to plan for the future regardless of their age.
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is a proud supporter of this exhibition, along with the City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo TAFE, Canon, Bendigo Camera House, Neangar Nursery, and Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival.