On May 21 and 22, biennial training of regional coordinators took place, followed on May 23 by a forum of partners countering older adults’ mistreatment. The Chair took part in both activities.

 During the training sessions, Caroline Pelletier, doctoral student in gerontology, presented the first unedited results of her thesis research. She spoke of these results from the situational perspective of elderly women asking for help in situations of mistreatment.

 On May 23, the members of the Chair presented a conference on the diverse facets of vulnerability in situations of mistreatment of older adults. They approached vulnerability as a contributing factor in the development of a situation of mistreatment, taking care to distinguish notions of ‘vulnerable persons’ versus ‘persons in a vulnerable situation’. They also touched upon vulnerability as a result of mistreatment.

 During lunch hour, the Chair also manned an information kiosk to present her guides and other tools developed during the course of its research.

 To see the Chair’s contribution to the forum, please click on this link.

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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