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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – June 15, was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

For the week of June 15, 2020- wear something purple or a purple ribbon in support of WEAAD.   As well, take the time to connect with a senior that you have not connected with in a while.  In these times of COVID we cannot visit, but we can call and/or drive by and wave from the laneway or other forms of communications. It only takes a moment to make someone’s day!!

As well there is Virtual Movement for Seniors, which is an online project hosted by the Bronson Hub and Flo’s Seniors.  https://bronsoncentre.ca/2020/05/virtual-workshop-calendar-for-june-2020/

This article is partially funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility – https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-seniors-accessibility


Joanne Robinson

Flo’s Seniors

Health and Care Programs Network

(613) 292-3375