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June 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day- Keeping the Momentum Going

This past Monday, June 15th, was Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Since 2006, June 15th has been recognized "as an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue" (source: Elder Abuse Ontario). Every year governments, organizations and individuals mark WEAAD to raise the visibility of elder abuse.

Sharing Our Stories and Learning From Others

The most recent issue of Family Council Dispatch contains stories from two Family Councils. One is a story about celebrating and saying goodbye to a resident. The other is about how a Family Council banded together to work with their Home and City Council to successfully complete a project. While these stories are quite different from one another, they both demonstrate how we can share our experiences and learn from one another.