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Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention

project start date: January, 2016

Grey Bruce  Elder Abuse Prevention (formerly known as the Seniors Safety Network)

In 2015 concerned citizens and service providers came together looking for a way to address the abuse of seniors in Grey Bruce. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce established the Seniors Safety Network in 2017. Members come from health, social services, justice, seniors’ services, community groups and community champions.

The terms elder abuse and senior abuse describe the experience of older adults who are abused, usually by someone they know and often by someone they care about.

It is abuse whenever someone limits or controls the rights and freedoms of an older adult. The older adult is unable to freely make choices because they are afraid of being humiliated, hurt, left alone, or the relationship ending. When a spouse is abusive, it is called domestic violence. Ageism and attitudes about older adults are factors in abusive situations. Abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, spiritual or neglect.

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce can offer free training sessions and workshops about senior abuse. For more information and to arrange a training, e-mail the Grey Bruce Seniors Safety Network and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce.

What can neighbours, friends & family members do to help?

See it: recognize the warning signs of abuse

Name it: talk to the older adult and name your concern

Check it: ask questions, check with professionals, and community resources, help with safety planning.

General Advice
Be patient > Listen carefully > Ask what you can do >Respect their decisions, even when you don’t agree > Learn about safety planning > Find out about local services in your area

 


Partnership with Sheatre

In 2020 we partnered with Sheatre to adapt their elder abuse prevention play Ye Canna Throw Yer Granny Off A Bus! into a podcast.
Learn more about elder abuse by listening to this audio drama and the accompanying interviews with local experts and service providers.
You can find all the episodes here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1280840


Information and Resources
Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention
coordinator@violencepreventiongreybruce.com

Elder Abuse Ontario
416-916-6728
elderabuseontario.com

Seniors Safety Line
1-866-299-1011

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
416-598-2656
acelaw.ca

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
1-866-376-9852
http://www.vsbgp.com/ 

 

 

Current Initiatives

Educational Activities

VPGB has recorded some presentations for use in classrooms and home schooling.

Art for Change Contest

We’re hosting a contest for middle and high school students to create and share content about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Contest closes January 17th.

Snapshot

VPGB prepared a 2018 snapshot of violence and social insecurity to inspire conversations in our communities.

Working Together Protocol

This Protocol outlines what happens when services and providers respond to sexual and domestic violence. It is designed to help service providers work together effectively and for the public to have a clearer understanding of how services and providers respond to sexual and domestic assault situations.

STOP Sexual Violence Survey

In 2017 and 2018, VPGB conducted research about sexual violence prevention in our communities. Read the findings here and join the conversation.

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee

NEW DATE for Community Forum ONLINE Nov 25 & 26 The Human Trafficking committee formed in early 2018 to examine and respond…

Know Me(n) Better

In November 2017, the Men’s Program and its Advisory Committee offered a one-day forum called Know Me(n) Better at the Bayshore Community…

Grey Bruce Elder Abuse Prevention

Grey Bruce  Elder Abuse Prevention (formerly known as the Seniors Safety Network) In 2015 concerned citizens and service providers came together looking…

Research & Reports

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce has conducted many community based research projects over the years. View historic reports here.

Into the Open: Sexual Violence Prevention

In June of 2014 Violence Prevention Grey Bruce struck a sub committee to work with the community on sexual violence prevention in…

We are leading the way to a safer community.

Our shared vision is an inclusive community where all people live their lives free from all forms of violence and oppression, and have equal access to the best of what the community has to offer.

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