The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.
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Red Deer and Area

Contact Information:

Helping Elder Abuse Reduction (H.E.A.R.)
A PROGRAM OF THE Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre
24 Hour Information Line Toll Free: 1-877-454-2580 or Local: 403-346-6076
4620 – 47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 3R4
403-343-6074 Ext.104

Please note that the contact position is currently vacant. A new contact will be posted shortly.

Overview of Community Response

1. Helping Elder Abuse Reduction (H.E.A.R.)

The mission of the H.E.A.R. program is to reduce the number of Elder Abuse incidents in Red Deer by providing a 24-Hour Seniors Abuse Resource telephone information line, answered by trained advocates, who share this concern. These volunteers provide information and referral services to assist seniors and their loved ones who express concerns about abuse of older adults.

The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is the leader in Elder Abuse Awareness in Central Alberta. With the inception of the HEAR program, our vision is to advocate on behalf of older adults who have suffered from abuse of any kind. The Golden Circle therefore has developed the HEAR program to provide 24-Hour services in the specific areas of Outreach, Emergency Housing, Education and Referrals through our 24-Hour Seniors Abuse Resource Line.

2. Domestic Relationship Violence Initiative Committee

Elder Abuse is a part of Domestic Violence and as such we are connected to and coordinated through the Domestic Violence Coordinator and the D.R.V.I.C. (Domestic Relationship Violence Initiative Committee) .

D.R.V.I.C. Coordinates Family Violence Awareness Activities:

· Co-Training for responders to family violence situations

· Provincial representation on family violence issues that are discussed at a national level

· Providing resources to agencies that develop initiatives to address family violence and bullying

· Assisting with information and research to agencies that are providing services

The Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at the Central Alberta Training Zone facility at #110, 4828 – 53rd Street in Red Deer.

New members are always welcome, if interested; please call 403-347-2480 for information.

3. Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council Contact:

Monica Morrison email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (403) 343-6074

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