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If these walls could talk...An Elder Abuse Awareness Art Contest
posted by Eva Chan on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2013   |     0   Comments
 
Bowmont Seniors Assistance Association and Calgary Family Services would like to announce the launch of “If these walls could talk…”, an elder abuse awareness art contest in Calgary. Calgarians aged 18 and over are invited to submit original 2-D artwork depicting their vision of what elder abuse looks, feels like. Submissions are due Monday, December 2, 2013. For contest information and entry form, please visit http://www.calgaryfamily.org/olderadults/elder-abuse.html or www.bowmontseniors.org Funding provided by New Horizons for Seniors Program.
 
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Events Around Alberta
posted by Administrator on MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013   |     0   Comments
 

The following World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) events are happening around Alberta:

 

Lethbridge

Events at 2 Save On Food locations from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 15th . The following will be included:

  • Grocery bag inserts for the week leading up
  • A Saturday BBQ
  • A multi-media campaign including a public service announcement, media & invitation and a variety of news articles
  • Chocolate bundles with pins and ribbons highlighting the website and the LEARN contact information

Edmonton - Friday June 14th at noon

  • Proclamation Event at Seniors Centre
  • Theme – Financial Literacy/Empowerment – Mayor Mandel and Minister of Health, Dave Rodney in attendance. Woman telling her story of abuse and how she got out with the support of Financial Literacy group.

Calgary

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Conversation Café
    at Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, 7556 Falconridge Blvd. NE Calgary
    Café style conversation with service providers
    Screening of a digital story, ‘The Gatekeepers’
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Café - Ogden House Seniors, 2102 – 69 Avenue SE Calgary

Red Deer

  • The Generations Project in Red Deer is hosting a panel discussion with RCMP, Office of Public Guardian, a financial planner and a lawyer on Saturday June 15 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. titled “Empower Yourself, learn about Financial Abuse” -
    at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre 4620 47A Ave Red Deer AB.

Purple is the colour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  You can help us recognize the day by wearing purple and talking to friends and neighbours about this important community issue. 

 
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Calgary (Ogden House)
posted by Raynell McDonough on FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013   |     0   Comments
 
The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society is hosting a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Cafe at Ogden House Seniors (2102 69th Avenue SE) on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact iss2@ccis-calgary.ab.ca or iss@ccis-calgary.ab.ca.
 
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Community Partners in Lethbridge Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
posted by Dawn Vickers on WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013   |     0   Comments
 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

     On Saturday, June 15th, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. the Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network (LEARN) will be hosting a community BBQ and information event at both Save On Foods locations in Lethbridge. 

     For the week prior, shoppers will find informational bookmarks in their grocery bags at these stores and citizens can watch for informative articles on a variety of media sources.  LEARN members will be selling hotdogs, chips and pop ($5.00) with the first 250 participants at per store receiving a special treat. 

All proceeds from the BBQ will assist with funding the Lethbridge Senior Safety Calendar. 

Purple is the official colour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Please wear purple on June 15th to show your support.

 

 
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Conversation Cafe
posted by Administrator on MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013   |     0   Comments
 

Tuesday June 11, 2013

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, 7556 Falconridge Blvd. NE Calgary

·        Café style conversation with service providers

·        Screening of a digital story, ‘The Gatekeepers’

·        Door prizes and light refreshments

To register for this FREE event, please follow the link: http://calgaryfamily.org/olderadults or call 403-269-9888.

 
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th
posted by Dawn Vickers on FRIDAY, JUNE 08, 2012   |     0   Comments
 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network members are partnering with community groups across the province to host elder abuse awareness events on June 15th.   The day recognizes the mistreatment of older adults and highlights the need for appropriate action and prevention efforts.

Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health and/or well-being of an older adult.  It can include financial, physical, sexual, psychological or medical abuse.  It also includes neglect and violation of human rights. It occurs within any relationship with the older adult where there is an expectation of trust.  Several types of abuse can happen at the same time.  Elder abuse happens across all ethno-cultures, racial, class, socio-economic and religious groups.

 

Purple is the official colour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Please wear purple on June 15th to show your support.

 

Please watch local media and return to this website to find information about events in your region. 

 
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012 in Calgary
posted by Raynell McDonough on TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012   |     0   Comments
 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012: Telling the Stories

Kerby Centre Gymnasium, 1133 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Friday, June 15, 2012

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn more about elder abuse and the help that is available in Calgary. Hear stories from both older adults whose lives have been impacted by abuse and professionals in Calgary’s new Elder Abuse Response Team. Please call Jennifer at 403-473-1311 to RSVP.

 
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Global Edmonton News Hour coverage of the Alberta Elder Abuse Conference, FACE IT: it takes a community to respond to elder abuse
posted by Carol Ching on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2011   |     1   Comment
 

Click here to watch http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/video/elder+abuse/video.html?v=2147551173#stories

 
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