About AEAAN

 

As a province-wide network of professionals working to increase community awareness, AEAAN 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 Getting Help and your specific city sections for resources and contact information.

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

AEAAN is:
  • a province-wide network of professionals
  • working to increasing community awareness
  • represented by communities across Alberta
  • developing resources to address elder abuse
  • promoting the well-being of older adults
  • strengthening the right to safety, respect and dignity
Our Mission
We are a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.

Our Vision
All Albertans understand elder abuse and are aware of, and have access to, resources available to address it.

Accomplishments
We are very proud of the work that AEAAN does to promote awareness of elder abuse in our province.  Some of our recent accomplishments are listed below.

  1. One of AEAAN’s first initiatives was an awareness-raising campaign in 2003 that featured a new television commercial (produced in partnership with CTV and Justice Canada’s National Crime Prevention Strategy).

    As the commercial advised police reporting, the production of an Elder Abuse orientation video for Police Officers was completed prior to the launch. This was done in partnership with the RCMP.

  2. In 2005, the work of the AEAAN culminated in the development and distribution of a community resource kit. The Kit, containing CD-ROM and VHS videos, includes:
    • two Power Point presentations with comprehensive speaking notes
    • an elder abuse training video
    • a listing of Alberta resources in support of the issue of Elder Abuse
    • several key online links
    • other national resources

The kit also includes a copy of “Community Awareness and Response: Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults” by Dianne Kinnon (permission granted) and examples of Community Response models from around Alberta.

All these resource materials developed by AEAAN have gained both national and international interest and recognition. Use agreements for the PSA have been completed with:
  • Adult Protection Services in Austin Texas
  • Elder Abuse Protection Committee in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Health and Social Services in the Yukon
  • Social Services and Seniors in Prince Edward Island

The community resource kit CD- Rom is being utilized as a resource for the library with the Seniors Secretariat in Nova Scotia and the general PPT presentation has been used at the Catholic Health Australia conference in 2006. 

Please see the Resources Section for more information.