Invitation : Time to stop abuse and restore respect
It is time to stop abuse and restore respect
“We are encouraging everyone to show the world you care about ending elder abuse by wearing something purple on this day, stated Alison Timmons, Case Manager of the Elder Abuse service. Together, we have the power to prevent elder abuse”.
It is estimated that 10% of older adults will experience one or more forms of abuse at some point during their senior years. This represents between 148,000 and 370,000 older adults in Canada and up to 200,000 seniors in Ontario
Since its inception in 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing information about abuse and neglect of seniors and promote the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being. This day is recognized as an official , acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
We invite you to join us to at Wine and Cheese Tasting fundraiser benefiting the Crisis Bed Program that provides emergency respite to seniors experiencing abuse in their home. This event will also help create awareness of elder abuse, the understanding that elder abuse is a local issue and engages bystanders, who may observe or suspect elder abuse, in ways to intervene and help vulnerable older adults.