World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Events in NL

WEAAD is every June 15th. 


SeniorsNL-Sponsored WEAAD Events in NL

Supported by the generosity of Verafin (https://verafin.com/), we provided 12 grants of up to $200 dollars each to groups to hold World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)  events. These events made older adults become aware of and learn how to prevent financial abuse. The grant recipients represent a range of groups from a variety of locations in Newfoundland AND Labrador.

Leo Bonnell, SeniorsNL Community Peer Support Volunteer, presented  "Shining a Light on Financial Abuse Against Older Adults" to 25 members of  the Lamoline 50+ Club and to 30 members of the Grand Bank 50 + Club on May 23 and 24, 2017, respectively.  Grand Bank invited the Fortune 50+ Club to join them for their afternoon meeting and presentation.  

Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL, St. John's hosted an event on Monday June 5, 2017 at 10 am to 1:30 pm. A workshop to raise awareness of financial abuse against older adults, Presenter: Mary Ennis, Outreach Coordinator, Information and Referral Services, SeniorsNL, Facilitator: Hazel Alpuerto. SeniorsNL-Sponsored Event

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, St. John's hosted a WEAAD event on June 7, 2017 for about 30 participants. How to Protect Your finances for those 55+. Discussed frauds, scams, and financial strategies you can put in place. Was held at the Tiffany Village Retirement Residence from 1 to 3 pm.  SeniorsNL-Sponsored Event

Active Living for Older Adults, Robert's Arm held an event on June 10, 2017. Mary Ennis and Kelly Heisz , SeniorsNL presented on financial abuse against older adults. Participants viewed and discussed the scenarios provided by "It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends, and Families, for Older Adults" in terms of generating an appropriate and supportive response to financial abuse. This event was held at the United Church.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event, Deer Lake Doreen Burry, Western Health, and Rhonda Walsh, BMO presented on elder abuse, including the financial abuse of older adults, Thursday, June 15th, 2 to 4 pm, Deer Lake Royal Canadian Legion. Light refreshments! Prizes! Giveaways!  SeniorsNL-sponsored event.

Sandwich Bay 50 Plus Club The Sandwich Bay 50 Plus Club, Cartwright, in partnership with the RCMP hosted a short workshop on seniors and financial abuse. Hot meal followed by presentation on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5 pm at the Marion Centre. Cpl. Ed Nugent, RCMP presented.

Twilight 50+ Club Lori Ryan, Community Supports Consultant, Western Health presenting on Elder Abuse and Financial Abuse of Older Adults at the Twilight 50+ Club, Port au Port East on Thursday, June 15, 2017, with a free lunch.

Noreen Careen and Cst. Peter Kelly, Labrador City

Melgignat Mi’kmaq Women’s Group Talking Circle with seniors to discuss Elder Abuse and other abuses, Thursday June 15, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Stephenville Senior Citizens Club Open to all Seniors in Stephenville and surrounding communities.

Anne Hart, President and Talking Circle Leader and a women's member

Twin Cities Seniors 50+ Group Twin Cities Seniors 50+ Group hosting a FREE Seniors Luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Labrador City on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12 noon. Cst. Peter Kelly, RNC presenting on the topic: "Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue"Luncheon sponsored by IOC/RIO TINTO and SeniorsNL (with the generosity of Verafin).

Random Age Friendly Communities Board The Road to Random Age-Friendly Communities, Lunch & Learn Session Highlighting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Bill Davis Chalet, 44 Tilley’s Road, Clarenville. To help older adults become aware of and prevent financial abuse, Presentations by Leo Bonnell, Community Peer Support Volunteer, SeniorsNL and Tracey Fleming, Eastern Region Committee Against Violence

Appearance by MHA Colin Holloway at Clarenville Senior's Group (Random Age-Friendly Communities)

Bonaventure Retirement Home, St. John's Event with the residents and their family and friends. presentation by the RCMP.

Picture Album of WEAAD 2017 PCH Bonaventure event on their face book wall

Alderwood Estates Retirement Centre, Witless Bay Event with 120 residents and their family and friends.

SeniorsNL Attended the WEAAD St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee Event!

Thank you to St. John’s Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee for organizing an excellent event. Seniors were very engaged with many questions and much discussion and comment. The presentations were excellent - How to Stay Safe by the RCMP and How to Protect yourself from Frauds and Scams by Verafin. SeniorsNL was very pleased to partner with the St. John's CCPC (our Information and Referral Line Peer Support Volunteer carried out the pre-registration process). We had great conversations with seniors and others at the SeniorsNL booth. The food was great. Thank you to the Salvation Army Citadel (venue) and many volunteers including Verafin Staff (set up and serving). There was even a live band!

In partnership with the NLNPEA, an integral part of SeniorNL's efforts to create awareness and take action on elder abuse.


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