The Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program is pleased to host Raeann Rideout of Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario on September 25 to discuss how effectively planning for and supporting age-friendly communities can mitigate the risks for elder abuse and prevent abuse.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events and opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

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Oct 7-8th 2019, 8:00AM-4:00PM EST. This series will include formal didactic sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk. Afternoons will include integrated case-based sessions ocused on the formal didactic session topics with additional discussions on elder abuse, pain, nutrition and driving. For more information and registration click here.

This report investigates the health of First Nations and Labrador Inuit elders living in their home communities and the impact that residential schools have had on their social determinants of health. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper discusses a study examining the issue of elder abuse in the Aboriginal population in Canada. 19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This handout provides an overview of common types of frauds and scams as well as tips to protect older Canadians from this type of abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout provides an overview of important points regarding financial abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Today, many elders are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in a plethora of ways. Unfortunately, an excess of these cases go unreported and unnoticed to the public. With that said, it is important to address the topic to prevent elder abuse from becoming more prevalent. This guide will address the different types of elder abuse, how to address and prevent them, and also how to avoid becoming a elderly victim of theft. Last reviewed June 2018.

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