Financial Abuse or Fraud – Which is it? What Seniors Need to Know

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Chloe Hamilton


YOU are invited to attend this Community Forum hosted by the Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse, in honour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Presenters & Panelists:

  • – Harmony Interactive Drama Troupe
  • – Banking Professional
  • – Lawyer
  • – Police Officer from Fraud Division
  • – Elder Abuse Response Team

Date: Monday June 15th, 2015
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Great Hall, Luther Village on the Park
(141 Father David Bauer Dr. Waterloo)

RSVP: Please register by June 9th to Joy Hancock by phone or e-mail:

phone: 519 783 3236 x 2009

AGM: The Annual General Meeting for the WRCEA will take place immediately following the forum. All are welcome to attend!


Text with 9-1-1 Workshop

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Chloe Hamilton















Senior Bullying Conference – June 5th, 2015

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by Chloe Hamilton

Elder Abuse Ontario is hosting the Senior Bullying Conference in March 2015. The Keynote Speaker will be  Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD.

Date and Time: Friday June 5th, 2015 8:30am-12:00pm

Location: Life After Fifty
635 McEwan Ave, Windsor

RSVP:  Please click here to register for the conference.

Click here for more information about the conference.





Inspiring Safe, Healthy & Peaceful Communities

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Chloe Hamilton

Join the CJI Elder Mediation Service at the Inspiring Safe, Healthy & Peaceful Communities event!

Keynote Speaker: Judy Suke

Motivaional humourist, professor, coach, author, mother and business owner. Inspiring entertaining and memorable.

Free refreshments and light lunch!

When: March 25th, 10:00am-2:15pm

Where: Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen ST N, Kitchener

RSVP: Please call Bernice Burnett at 519-744-6549 x 119 to register. All Welcome!!

Register by: March 20th, 2015 and receive a FREE care package!!



Innovations in Care Conference

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Chloe Hamilton

Conference Highlight: Caring for Patients with Dementia and Responsive Behaviours Across the Continuum

Join panel members Meghan Marcil and Amy Cockburn (Toronto Rehab, Behavioural Assessment Unit), Dianne Rossy (The Ottawa Hospital, Acute Care Geriatric Psychiatry Consult Team) and Einat Danieli (Toronto Central LHIN Primary Care Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant) for a discussion about how to care for older Ontarians with dementia.

Conference Keynote: Immunization and Older Adults

This year’s #aging2015 conference features Dr. Marla Shapiro as keynote speaker! Did you know…

• the risk of getting shingles increases with age?
• the pain can persist for more than one year for those over the age of 70?
• complications of shingles can include incontinence or infections of the central nervous system or cornea?
• prompt treatment with antiviral drugs can speed recovery?
Learn more about Dr. Shapiro.

Conference Information:

Date and time: April 21st and 22nd, times TBA

Location:   International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport
416 244 1711 or 1 800 668 3656
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J3

RSVP: Click here to register



Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Chloe Hamilton

RNAO will be hosting a national webinar on Monday, October 27th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
This webinar is designed for nurses, other health-care providers, educators and leaders interested in learning about RNAO’s newest best practice guideline (BPG): Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches

Join the co-leads of the expert panel, Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks and Dr. Samir Sinha, and RNAO leaders for a dynamic presentation that outlines the importance of this topic and key best practice recommendations.

Learning Objectives
The objectives of the session are to:
• describe the impact of abuse and neglect on individuals and society,
• acknowledge the importance of collaborating to address this complex problem,
• identify key recommendations applicable to your work setting, and
• identify RNAO resources and strategies that you/your organization can use to adopt best practices.

please click here to register for the session.



Open House – at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Chloe Hamilton


Join the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association for an Open House at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre!

When: Saturday October 4th, 2014 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich St, Guelph

there will be demonstrations door prizes and refreshments! Bring a friend and come visits out great facility and see just what goes on at the Evergreen!

Positive Active Aging

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Chloe Hamilton


The Cambridge Council of Aging invites you to celebrate Positive Active Aging! Please join us for a morning of celebration, learning and entertainment. Enjoy FREE refreshments. Guest speaker will be Elizabeth McNabb – executive director of Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations.

When: Wednesday October 1st, 2014  9:30am-12:00pm

Where: Preston Arena

1458 Hamilton St, Cambridge


Healthy Living Fair

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Chloe Hamilton


The Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse will be present at the Fairview Centre for Health and Wellness Healthy Living Fair! Please Join us for a tour of the centre, many exhibitors, a free light lunch, giveaways and FREE advice!!

When: Friday October 24th, 2014  10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Fairview Mennonite Home
515 Langs Dr Cambridge
this event will be in the auditorium

We look forward to seeing you there!


Elder Abuse: A Course for Health and Community Care Providers

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Chloe Hamilton


Join Sandra Loucks Campbell PhD, and Karen Stewart MSW, RSW for this educational workshop. This new elder abuse program covers the most essential learning for people who work where elder abuse may exist. Topics included are; the roots of elder abuse, defining and assessing elder abuse, intervention methods, roles and resources. The course is interactive, punctuated with creative intervention ideas. Participants have fun, build knowledge and strengthen their on-the-job skills. Participants will take away new knowledge, specific strategies and a user-friendly handbook published by the Ontario Association of Social Workers packed with helpful tips and resources.

When: Friday October 17th, 2014 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Erin, Ontario (more details to come)

Cost: $350.00/participant

Registration: Please contact Brenda at to register and for more details.