The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.

14 June 2013

Elder Abuse Awareness Raising Video Launch

Posted in Government Initiatives

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  In support of this important day, the Government of Alberta, in partnership with the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network, has produced the first in a series of videos to raise awareness of elder abuse and to let those affected know there is help available.

Elder abuse is any action or inaction by someone that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older adult.  Elder abuse can take several forms including: financial, emotional, physical, sexual, neglect and medication. This first video focuses on examples of neglect (social isolation), financial, and medication abuse and informs viewers where to go for help