Lighting up Mildura icons for elder abuse

MILDURA’S iconic landmarks will turn a hue of purple from today until Monday in support of elderly residents for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), marked each year on June 15. 

The Carnegie Centre, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand and Rio Vista Historic House will be lit purple across the five days as part of a local awareness raising effort. 

Mildura Council Mayor Mark Eckel in front of the Carnegie Centre which will be one of the iconic Mildura landmarks to turn a shade of purple this week as a show of support for elderly residents as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Picture: Digitally altered by Louise Barker

Mildura Council Mayor Mark Eckel in front of the Carnegie Centre which will be one of the iconic Mildura landmarks to turn a shade of purple this week as a show of support for elderly residents as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Picture: Digitally altered by Louise Barker

Mildura Mayor Mark Eckel said WEAAD was a time for not only recognising this serious issue, but also the importance of reconnecting with elderly residents. 

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