World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2010

Today, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the BCLI’s Canadian Centre for Elder Law encourages everyone to wear the colour purple in support.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day started in Canada and is now observed around the world. The Day recognizes the mistreatment of older adults and highlights the need for appropriate action and prevention efforts.

“We are pleased that the prevention of elder abuse and neglect has received an increased focus in Canada in recent years,” said Executive Director, Jim Emmerton. “With increasing numbers of older adults in Canada, continued research and support activities will be needed to respond to expected increases in incidents of elder abuse and neglect.”

For more information, see the Centre’s media release.

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