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Take the Pledge to Help Stop Elder Abuse

Trent University Nursing students in NURS 4104H - Socio Political Action are taking on an initiative of raising awareness about elder abuse. Their individual group projects all focus on this issue within Ontario. You can help spread raise awareness about elder abuse by taking the pledge at : stopelderabusenow.weebly.com or visit the groups Facebook page " Elder Abuse Awareness Ontario".
Quick Facts:
  • Canadians aged 55 or older are the largest growing population in Canada
  • by 2031 StatsCan estimates that 35% of our population will consistent of this age bracket.
Elder abuse is any action to an elderly individual that results in harm or distress. Some of the forms of elder abuse include: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional or Psychological Abuse, Neglect Financial or Material Exploitation.

Posted on August 13, 2015