Archive for November, 2012

“Next Steps for an Age Friendly Cambridge” Community Conversation

Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Chloe Hamilton

Join us on Thursday December 6th, 2012 from 8:30 am – 12:00pm

Age Friendly Cambridge is an initiative that encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities to enhance quality of life as people age in place.
An Age Friendly Action Plan for Cambridge is being developed, based on a framework by the World Health Organization and recommendations that have been drafted by Age Friendly Cambridge Committees.
Join us for a discussion about recommendations and strategies to address the realities of aging in Cambridge.

Topics will include: Access to Information, health and community supports, house, respect and inclusion, and transportation.

Location: Toyota Auditorium
Cambridge Center for the Arts
60 Dickson St Cambridge

Cost: Free Registration

RSVP: please call (519)623-1713 x 224 or e-mail

Empowering Seniors – Professionals Lunch and Learn Session

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by Chloe Hamilton

Mosaic and the Elder Abuse Response Team invite you to a Lunch and Learn.

This learning session will allow you to meet the Elder Abuse Group Support Advisory Committee, and learn about the program and the upcoming January session .

When: November 20th, 2012, 12pm-1pm

Where: The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave Kitchener

Cost: Free!

RSVP: pleawe RSVP to by November 16th.
Please advise her of any dietary restrictions.

Golden Outrage–CTV News Report

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by Chloe Hamilton

Full News Coverage Video Clip:  Golden Outrage Elder Abuse

MONTREAL—In a CTV Montreal special report, Cindy Sherwin looked at elder  abuse and how those who care the most, are sometimes the perpetrators of  violence and abuse.

“It’s absolute chaos, it’s scary,” started Joan, her voice straining. The  senior, whose real name isn’t being released, lives in an apartment with her two  sons. “I’d like to have peace and quiet.”

Supporting her grown sons financially, Joan was left with little money for  herself. After scuffles with her sons, she turned to help.

According to Thurza Dufresne, the coordinator for Sava Centre-Ouest, Joan  isn’t living in a unique situation in Montreal.

Watch the video below for the complete report.

Golden Outrage Elder Abuse