On April 25, 2013, Calgarys Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) hosted an event called "Elder Abuse Response: We All Have a Role" to honour National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The event was held to raise awareness about the Elder Abuse Response Team and other resources available in the community. A special emphasis was placed on the role that members of the public can play in recognizing and responding to situations of elder abuse. The digital story "Elder Abuse: The Gatekeepers" was debuted as a call to action for all members of the public to consider their role in elder abuse prevention and response.
Please visit the resources section under documents to find two new additions under Lethbridge and Area:
We are very proud of our 2013 Seniors Safety Calendar that has been distributed free of charge to 4000 seniors households in the City of Lethbridge. This is the 5th anniversary of our little calendar - and it is locally written, designed and many of the photos are models from our two seniors organizations. Our calendars go like hot cakes!
Will funding from the City of Lethbridge Family and Community Support Services Funding and Solicitor General - Victims of Crime Grant, we have produced a new Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network (LEARN) Brochure. It has a wealth of information on elder abuse and local resources.
Metis Local 1990 of Grande Prairie has been working to raise awareness and provide support for those affected by Elder Abuse in 30 Metis Communities. Their goal is to ensure the long-term support for Metis Elders, develop English and Cree culturally appropriate materials and train service providers.
Focus groups are on the horizon and a traditional tea is used as the platform to engage Elders.
More more information, please contact Marilyn Lizee (780) 533-3564
The Family Violence Action Society: Camrose and District is poised to launch a unique tongue-in-cheek fundraising venture, "Take No Bull." The focal point of this event is Wild West Willie, a 3000 pound Brahma-cross steer, and the question of WHO will ride Wild West Willie in the Big Valley Jamboree Parade on August 1st in Camrose. Registered contestants will raise pledges through their online Giving Pages (a service of Canada Helps) to vie for one of the "Top Ten Fundraiser" spots that will put them into the draw for Supreme Champion and rider of Willie. Contestants dont have to be local residents, so any adult who would like a chance at this unique experience can register. Visit our Facebook page for some great visuals of this magnificent beast and be sure to "Like" us while youre there. Youll find contest rules and contestant entry forms there too.