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Silver Fox Community

Posted: Tuesday 3 May 2016

The WHO recommends Volunteering as a key measure in combating Elder Financial Abuse and Domestic Violence. Where isolation takes hold so to does Abuse.

The Silver Fox is a Positive Ageing initiative bringing remarkable Seniors into classrooms to share knowledge and experiences through reading and 'oral history' activities. In building mutual respect across generations and an inclusive society our communities grow connections often lost in modern society.

Seniors are provided purposeful activities whilst students are equipped with emotional and social learning skills which have known benefits to their education.

Importantly isolation, loneliness and issues of mobility are countered whilst Seniors enjoy a better sense of wellbeing and health.

Contact details

Contact name:
Francis Hartnett
Organisation
Silver Fox Community
Email:
admin@silverfox.org.au
Phone:
0481 517 182
Website
http://www.silverfox.org.au/

Contacts

  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800 RESPECT – phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline – phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Elder Abuse Helpline – Queensland phone 1300 651 192, rest of Australia phone (07) 3867 2525 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline – phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)