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Seniors Support Services: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older person. It can take many forms.

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Spiritual Abuse

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council

What is AEAAC?

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. Canada's fastest growing population is over the age of 65 and is rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob them of their well-being, dignity and, horrifyingly, their lives. AEAAC is:

  • a province-wide Council of professionals
  • represented by communities across Alberta
  • promoting the well-being of older adults
  • working to increase community awareness
  • developing resources to address elder abuse
  • strengthening the right to safety, respect and dignity
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