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.
"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."