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screen shot 2016 07 26 at 10.07.16 am"On the occasion of Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016, the World Health Organization is launching a new infographic on the issue which highlights the magnitude of the problem and known prevention strategies."

Source: World Health Organization

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Screen Shot 2016 06 22 at 2.13.15 PM "The checklists are the first in a series of tools on cognitive decline and financial exploitation that are being developed by the task force. They are written in plain language and grouped into three sections:

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"In a unique inter-generational project, that brought together queer youth  ("Youth for a Change”) with queer senior citizen creative writers ("Quirk-e"),  Gloria Gutman and her team from Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre  created a set of videos, posters and fact sheets designed to raise awareness and address elder abuse in the LGBTQ community."

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bceldersguide"The purpose of the Guide is to make sure that Elders, their families, and caregivers have access to information about the programs, services, and resources they need. Elders play a pivotal role in the health and wellness of our communities. Elders are sought out for guidance and advice. Today, it is more important than ever that Elders are supported to live long and healthy lives and to provide guidance and support for the next generation.È

Source: Government of British Columbia

Related material:  The BC Seniors' Guide, available in  English, French,  Chinese and Punjabi  


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