The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.
  • Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat

As a province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness, AEAAC is represented by communities across Alberta.

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse and would like some information and help, please see the Getting Help section for resources and contact information.

If you would like more general information about the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council please contact the representative in your community.


Services available for Older Persons in Medicine Hat

branch senior support

Branch Senior Support

Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-504-1811 Ext 114
Branch supports vulnerable seniors in the Medicine Hat community by honouring, uplifting, and advocating for them. We protect this population from neglect and abuse through education and connections with other agencies.

Senior Services, City of Medicine Hat
Phone: 403-529-8368

Senior Services is a division of the Community Development Department of the City of Medicine Hat. Seniors Services is here to help connect you with the community resources that best suit your situation. Sometimes life's events seem overwhelming. You may not know where to turn for the facts you need to make important decisions. Finding the right resources can make all the difference in comfort for you or your family.

Our strong network of community partners works together to problem-solve and educate on issues about: Crime Prevention; Family Matters; Housing or Lodging; Income Support; Mental Health; Nutrition; Physical Well-being; Recreation or Socialization; and, Transportation.




CRANE ~ Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders

Phone: 403.529.4798

Service Description

Education:
Increase public awareness on elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect issues by:

Developing
  • a "train the trainer" model of seniors speaking to seniors
  • training programs for professionals and caregivers

Promoting
  • the CRANE community response
  • the safety and well-being of seniors
  • public awareness about seniors' resources

Delivering
  • public awareness presentations to the community
  • one-on-one interviews, assessments and referrals

Advocacy
  • work with other community groups to advocate on behalf of seniors at risk
  • assess and address service delivery gaps
  • lobby for sufficient, timely and easily accessible services
  • connect seniors and families with resources to help them through difficult times

Response
  • develop a community response protocol; and,
  • ensure adequate referral, follow up and after care is accomplished

Criteria for Service
Everyone is welcome to call, however, Education, Advocacy and Response initiatives are only for residents of Medicine Hat and surrounding area.