World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016: Towards an Age Friendly City


On June 9th, Montreal-based groups RECAA, Union United Church and Le Groupe Herencias/Encounters project collaborated to bring awareness to the importance of an age friendly city in preventing elder abuse.

From RECAA:

"Multiple senior’s organizations are joining forces through art to bring awareness to the seriously under-recognized issue of elder abuse and making waves toward Age Friendly Cities. RECAA along with Farah Fancy of Le Groupe Herencias/Encounters Project started an Elders Make Waves campaign towards creating an age friendly city on Senior’s Day, October, 2015. The movement lead to a directional meeting with local organizations that analyzed the United Nations Global Age Friendly Cities project. Three areas of concern were outlined for Montreal as a necessity to preventing elder abuse and contributing to an age friendly city. Themes brought to the surface are transportation, social inclusion and health and social services."

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Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.