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NOTICE
CNPEA Annual General Meeting 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

10 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)/ 
1 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern time)  

 

On September 24, join us to elect new Board members and hear about our activities and plans for the future.

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. You must register ahead of time to participate.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive the connection information by email. REGISTER HERE

The 2020 agenda, the list of candidates to the Board, and the annual report will be circulated later in September.

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Dr. Gloria Gutman and the SFU Gerontology Research Centre are leading a new survey on COVID19.

"If you are age 55 or over and currently living in Canada you are invited to participate in a study about your experiences with COVID-19. It explores any pandemic-related stressors you may be experiencing, issues you are facing regarding healthcare, and any actions you have taken toward planning for future care. Information will be collected through a confidential online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

We hope to recruit 1000 or more people from across Canada. We seek both people who have so far not contracted COVID-19 and those who have experienced it. We seek participants from the general population of people age 55+ and from three minority groups: people who self-identify as LGBT, South Asian, Chinese (Canada’s two largest visible minorities). All groups are important to hear from,  if we are to “get it right” in coping with pandemics like COVID-19 now and in future."

Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/covidacpsurvey

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Adapted from the CSA WEAAD media release (June 15, 2020)

For World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 and Seniors Month, the Canadian Securities Commission and its members chose to highlight elder financial abuse. Throughout the month of June, they have all been offering a variety of online resources, campaigns, and videos to help older Canadians improve their knowledge and ability to stay safe against financial abuse.

On June 15, 2020, the CSA and its members launched a new campaign aimed at the relatives, caregivers and friends of older adults. The campaign, shared through the CSA and its members’ social media channels, reminds Canadians to check in with the older adults in their life and to check in on their financial health. 

Canadians can take action and prevent financial abuse of seniors by:

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This video invites younger Canadians to take the time to know more about seniors and invites them to reflect on their views about older adults and aging. It was produced by the Revelstoke Community Response Network for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020.

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 Dear Minister Schulte: 

Re: Calling for Action to protect Canadian Seniors 

I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association’s Elder Law Section (the CBA Section) to urge federal government action to address the current crisis faced by people living in group care facilities, and in particular, vulnerable older Canadians. The CBA is a national organization representing lawyers, law students, notaries and academics with a mandate that includes seeking improvements in the law and the administration of justice. The CBA Section represents lawyers across Canada who deal with laws affecting seniors. It promotes professionalism in the field and provides a forum to discuss legal matters affecting older adults. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the extent to which many of Canada’s current group care facilities rely on personal support workers and the unpaid support of family members to operate successfully. Canadians have seen that without these resources, the most essential needs of residents are not met, leaving many malnourished, dehydrated and without even the most basic personal hygiene care. The recent report from Canada’s military personnel, based on first-hand observations in five group care facilities for older adults, has been described by the Prime Minister and the Premier of Ontario as “deeply disturbing”, “gut wrenching” and “disgusting”.

 

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