August is Seniors Month

August is Seniors Month

Seniors Month runs in August each year across the Northern Territory (NT). It celebrates older people and their continuing contribution to our community.

Seniors Month encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity and connect to the community. To find what events are on in your area, Click Here for the COTA NT Calendar of events.

 Support for Seniors

Relationships Australia NT supports seniors who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse. It aims to support older people to feel respected and safe in their daily life through:

  • Counselling,
  • Family meetings/mediation,
  • Information, support and referrals.

These services help older people to:

  • Resolve or prevent family troubles
  • Have ‘difficult conversations’ and improve communication skills
  • Reduce the risk of physical, financial, sexual, psychological or emotional abuse, exploitation or neglect.

There is also extra support from Aboriginal and Islander Cultural Advisors, and through external interpreter services.

For more information about our Senior Relationship Services, click here.