PDQ 9 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

30 june 2022

On June 15, in order to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Community relations officers from Station 9 joined volunteer members of the Cavendish Mall Users Committee to share information, resources and services to support this population. This activity also marked the close of the SPVM’s “Visiting an isolated senior” operation.

The shopping center is located in the city of Côte Saint-Luc, where a third of the population is over 65, a third more than the Quebec average. Indeed, many of the questions asked to agents were related to fraud targeting seniors and how to put a stop to fraudulent phone calls.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched on June 15, 2006. The United Nations General Assembly designated this date to raise awareness of elder abuse. Every year, various activities are organized around the world with the aim of raising public awareness of this issue and encouraging the population to adopt well-meaning behavior.

You can help raise awareness in your community:
- Communicate with seniors in your entourage (friends, families and/or neighbours) to see how they are doing;
- Share the importance of awareness in preserving the fundamental right of our seniors to live in dignity, free from abuse, in all its forms.

Elder Mistreatment Helpline (AAA): 1-888-489-2287
Free professional, bilingual and confidential service throughout Quebec
Every day without exception: 7 days a week: 8am to 8pm


Picture Community relations officers Marie Christine Nobert et Angela Rankin; Cavendish Mall Users Committee : Mrs Lumen Averion, member; MrsTerri Tiscione, ressource-person; Mrs Claudette Cardinal, member and Mrs Elizabeth Sexton, president.