World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day each year we usually hold events to raise awareness to stop elder abuse in our community.
This year the City would like to invite residents to help create awareness and show your support by participating in the Purple Road Project. This project involves residents knitting or crochet purple flowers to attach to the Purple Road.
Rockingham and Safety Bay Libraries are handing out free Purple Road kits to make your own purple flowers to attach to the Purple Road. Once you have finished your flowers drop them back into the Libraries so they can be included on the road.
Free drop-in sessions will also be held at the libraries, presented by Sami Ayre of Cloud Nine Yarns.
The Purple Road will then be displayed in the Rockingham Library from Friday 11 June to Friday 17 June 2021. For further information on participating in the Purple Road project please contact the Rockingham Library on 9528 8683 or visit the library website.
If you want to show your support but aren’t crafty, you can still participate and wear something purple to support this cause. For further information and support please contact Advocare.