The development of effective elder abuse prevention efforts requires a sound understanding of the risk and protective factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of victimization.
Reporting suspected cases of elder abuse is essential to protecting all older persons in our community, yet many community members, families, seniors, and service providers are unaware of their obligations to report or what happens once an incident is reported to authorities.
“My home is my castle… and my safest refuge”. This saying takes on new meaning during the pandemic, as everyone spends significantly more time at home.
Dr. Peter Berry and Rebekka Schnitter share information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment.
Dr. John Puxty introduced the concept of what Age-Friendly Communities are and how they benefit older people, explored what has been done in other parts of Canada and Ontario, and discussed the innovation coming into being through the assistance of the Senior Secretariats vision.
Overview of the literature supporting the need for an integrated falls prevention and management strategy
Description of best practices in Ontario around falls prevention and management
Presentation of the current regional falls prevention and management initiative in South East Ontario
Presenters aimed to establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging affiliated with Providence Care & Queen’s University.