Elder Abuse Prevention Education
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211 Ontario call 211 www.211.ca 310 Cope (Mental Health Crisis Work 24/7) 1-888-695-0070 www.yssn.ca Addiction Services York Region 1-800-263-2288 www.asyr.ca Alzheimer Society of York Region 905-726-3477 Alzheimer Society of York Region Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County 705-722-1066 Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County CAYR Community Connections 905-884-0613 CAYR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – People Supporing People (cayrcc.org) Canadian Centre for Men and Families 289-317-0145 Canadian Centre for Men and Families – York Region – Canadian Centre for Men and Families Canadian Mental Health Association 1-866-531-2600 CMHA Ontario Central Health Line Health Services for Central – centralhealthline.ca Centre for Addictions and Mental Health 1-800-463-2338 www.camh.ca CHATS-Community & Home Assistance to Seniors 1-877-452-4287 www.chats.on.ca Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario 416-916-6728 www.eapon.ca Law Society Referral Service 1-855-947-5255 www.lso.ca Legal Aid Ontario 1-800-668-8258 www.legalaid.on.ca LOFT Bradford House – Supportive housing 905-775-7060 Home – LOFT Community Services (loftcs.org) Ontario Caregiver Helpline 1-833-416-2273 Ontario Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 www.tip411.com OPP Alliston 705 434-1939 www.opp.ca Prevention of Senior Abuse Network / Simcoe County 1-866-299-1011 Prevention of Senior Abuse Network Simcoe County (psan-sc.ca) Regional Municipality of York 1-877-464-9675 Home | York Region Seniors Safety Line 1-866-299-1011 Seniors’ INFO line 1-888-910-1999 South Simcoe Police 905-775-3311 South Simcoe Police Service Women’s Support Network 1-800-263-6734 Women’s Support Network of York Region (womenssupportnetwork.ca) York Regional Police – Senior Safety Officer 1-866-876-5423 ext. 6697 www.yrp.ca
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I recently attended the Elder Abuse Prevention Training course through CHATS to learn more about what constitutes abuse of Older Persons, how to recognize that abuse is taking place and what strategies can be used to prevent it (Be watchful; ask questions; listen carefully; don’t give advice; guide the Older Person to resources, etc.). After learning the types of abuse, the signs that abuse may be taking place, and how the entire situation has been exacerbated by COVID safety precautions, I was relieved to learn that there are non-emergency resources available for victims and their supporters. I found this program very informative: I was shocked to learn that a lot of abuse of Older Persons can be attributed to their teenage grandchildren! After taking this course I feel much more confident that I could recognize signs of mistreatment among the Older Persons I serve, and much more knowledgeable about what I can do to help them.
What a informative and empowering presentation on elder abuse you shared with the St. Bonaventure’s Maturing Adults program. I was deeply touched by your ability to share with us such shocking statistics on the prevalence and subtle manifestations of elder abuse in our families and communities. Your compassionate approach to helping us look at the entire experience through the use of excellent videos taught us to be open and aware of our own assumptions and reactions to others. I would recommend your presentation to other groups as the intergenerational realities of elder abuse calls us to be attentive to the legal realities and the depth of suffering hidden behind the silence around this topic.
Listening to your presentation on Elder Abuse for the second time, reminded me how knowledgeable you are on this subject. You shared your wealth of experience with the Good Shepherd Church Ministry with Maturing Adults, and we are grateful. We all learned a great deal, and were comfortable asking questions, which you answered with understanding. The fact that you added personal examples, helped to drive home your pertinent points. The reality of Elder Abuse often goes unnoticed, and you clearly revealed to us the importance of being more aware of it, and doing something about it. I hope you have the opportunity of educating others, as you have done for us.