World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is taking place in Prince George.

The Prince George Community Response Network and the  Senior’s  Resource  Centre are  raising awareness  with a  walk at city hall that begins at 12:15 p.m

The public is encouraged to wear purple to show your support for the elimination of abuse of older adults.

RCMP say elder abuse goes largely under reported and that there are many kinds of abuse.

Familial abuse financially, psychologically and even neglect are some of the abuse seniors are faced with.

According to the latest census data in Prince George, over 12,000 individuals are 65 and older in the city, with an additional 5,000 aged 60-64.

 

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