Project Goals

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The purpose of this project was to increase awareness and to prevent and reduce the risk of abuse of older adults.  Raising awareness is a key to addressing senior and elder abuse.  In discussing it openly we can work towards creating an environment where it can be recognized and addressed.

Goals of this project were:

  • To promote the awareness and recognition of all types of abuse of older adults.
  • To increase the safety and security of older adults within Yukon communities.
  • To educate older adults, as well as family members and professionals providing services and support to them.
  • To empower older adults to action in planning and preparing for support when no longer able to make decisions on their own.
  • To develop community connections so that those interested in prevention of abuse of older adults can work together.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program

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