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Credit unions and Prevent Elder Abuse Manitoba close Financial Literacy Month 2014 by launching new program to help confront financial abuse of seniors

Original Article via Canadian News Wire | 28 November 2014

 WINNIPEG, Nov. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse in Canada, as highlighted by the recent findings from the first phase of consultations on the national strategy for financial literacy, released by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).

Elder abuse, ageism a growing problem

Full story via the Standard Freeholder

Elder abuse and neglect is becoming a bigger societal issue for an aging population -- and especially with young adults often moving back into the homestead, Manon Thompson told her audience on Thursday.

"Something we're seeing more and more of is children moving back in (with parents or grandparents) and taking over," said Thompson, a regional consultant for eastern Ontario with Elder Abuse Ontario.

Elder Abuse: It’s Not Right via the Forest Standard

24 July, 2014 | The Forest Standard Newspaper (no online version currently available) | By Eric Nixon

The key message about Elder Abuse during a recent presentation delivered by Tracy Rogers of the Sarnia Lambton Coordinating Committee on Violence Against Women was, “It’s Not Right!” Rogers provided a wide range of information to a crowd at the Port Franks Community Centre during the 8th Annual Community Information Evening on Wednesday, July 9th.