The Purple Road is a community awareness campaign which grew out of a roll of material, some forgotten balls of wool and lots of enthusiasm from a small group of people who shared a hope of spreading a message. The twelve-metre-long road is made up of hundreds of hand-made purple flowers – contributed via art and craft groups and older adults of our community.
The road represents a journey that every person must take. Purple is the colour of age and wisdom. Every flower represents someone’s story, a conversation or reflection relating to the very important, yet sensitive subject of Elder Abuse. Elder Abuse is a violation of a person’s ‘human rights’ and can prevent someone from ageing positively.
If you wish to contribute a flower, story or reflection to the evolving Purple Road, please send your donations to the following PO Box: Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, PO Box 793, Mirrabooka WA 6941