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How Elder Abuse can be Prevented Through Age-Friendly Community Plans

Presented by Raeann Rideout, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
Hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program on September 25, 2019.

''The abuse of older adults is becoming all too common in our communities, but by effectively planning for and supporting age-friendly communities, the risks for elder abuse can be mitigated and the abuse prevented.

Communities across Ontario have been developing Age-Friendly Plans/Strategies and actively engaging in the implementation of these measures, to enhance relevant programs and services to support these communities. The prevention of elder abuse can be integrated within various elements of the World Health Organization’s framework, including Respect and Social Inclusion, and Social Participation.

By being responsive to the needs of older adults, who are vulnerable, at-risk or experiencing abuse, we can create environments that will positively and directly impact the quality of life as people age.''

Source: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program