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Online Workshop Opportunity

Promising Practices and Next Steps: Under Reporting of Abuse of Community Residing Older Adults -- November 23rd 1:30 to 3:30 pm CST

-This workshop opportunity is not being hosted by RaDAR team members. We are sharing news of this upcoming opportunity on behalf of Prairie Action Foundation. Content below is modified from original release provided by the Foundation.

You are invited to register for the following online workshop:

‘PROMISING PRACTICES AND NEXT STEPS: UNDER REPORTING OF ABUSE OF COMMUNITY RESIDING OLDER ADULTS’

November 23, 2020 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Winnipeg, CST) Look up start time in your location.

Platform: ZOOM

Register: https://forms.gle/whDpreBNk47WYRWs6

Funded by: Prairie Action Foundation

Principal Investigator: Kerstin Roger, Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Co-Investigators: Dr. Donna Goodridge (University of Saskatchewan), Dr. Christine A. Walsh (University of Calgary), A&O: Support Services for Older Adults, Inc. (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Community Advisory Committee Representatives (Saskatoon Council On Aging, Kerby Centre, A&O: Support Services for Older Adults, Inc.); Research Assistants: Marina Cewick, Carla Liepert.

This virtual workshop will bring together key stakeholders in the Prairie Provinces to discuss under reporting of abuse of older adults residing in the community. The goal is to identify promising practices, to explore gaps, and to discuss next steps. Service providers, older adults/ family members, members of the community at large, and those working in related professions (e.g. law enforcement/health) in the Prairie Provinces are welcome to attend.

The research team will begin with a brief summary of findings from a tri-provincial study on under reporting of abuse of community residing older adults in the Prairie Provinces, conducted between 2018 and 2020. Breakout sessions with workshop participants will identify promising practices, explore gaps of existing programs and services, and discuss next steps. The final facilitated discussion including all participants will explore proposed initiatives and identify next steps from the breakout sessions.

Questions to Marina Cewick: paf-staff@umanitoba.ca

 

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