GNWT HSS

Together We Can Stop Elder Abuse Campaign

 

The Together We Can Stop Elder Abuse campaign aims to raise awareness about the issue of elder abuse in the Northwest Territories (NWT), particularly financial abuse. Financial abuse is believed to be the most prevalent form of elder abuse in Canada, and in the NWT. However, financial abuse is often not recognized as elder abuse. Raising awareness and understanding about the financial abuse of seniors and elders is a first step toward addressing the issue. With awareness and understanding, people in the NWT can consider how they can, on a personal, professional, and community level, prevent elder abuse. It is particularly important to work with seniors and elders to identify solutions that work for them individually, and as a group.

If you would like to obtain materials from the Together We Can Stop Elder Abuse Campaign, please contact Communications at the Department of Health and Social Services at 867-920-8927 or email hsscommunications@gov.nt.ca.

 

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