CCEL in the Media: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016
June 15, 2016
BY Raissa Dickinson
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. It is a day for communities around the world to voice opposition, share information and spread awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults. The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) proudly celebrates WEAAD and was pleased to speak about the Elder Abuse in Chinese and South Asian Communities project with CBC news this morning.
The project is a collaboration between the CCEL and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), MOSAIC, and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and is focused on exploring the nature of elder abuse in Chinese and South Asian communities and developing educational tools to help service providers address the needs of older adults.