Why do I need to know?

Chances are you know, or will know, an older adult who is being abused. It could even be you.
The year 2015 marked a historic event in Canada when the number of individuals over the age of 65 began to outnumber those under the age of 15. That trend is expected to continue.
In addition to the ageing of our population, Canadians are also living longer. The increase of older adults in the years to come will lead to more cases of abuse.

Contrary to commonly held beliefs, most older adults who experience abuse or neglect are mentally competent, are not dependent on other people, and do not require constant care.
Source: Bain, P., Spencer, C. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fact Sheet 2, What Is Abuse Of Older Adults?

Elder Abuse London Middlesex invites you to increase your knowledge and understanding of elder abuse and the issues surrounding it, to learn what you can do if you or someone you know may be in an abusive or potentially abusive situation, and to learn about the resources available to you.

If you interact with older adults where you work or volunteer, we also invite you to use the Community Protocol Guidelines to establish or update a formal protocol for your organization, group, or place of business for identifying and responding to elder abuse.

Reach Out To End Elder Abuse

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