…which will take place this October 11 and 12 at Brest in Brittany.

Marie Beaulieu will present a conference entitled : Parcours de vie et vulnérabilité à la maltraitance : données issues de l’étude pilote pancanadienne sur la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées. (Life path and vulnerability to mistreatment: data from the pan Canadian pilot study on mistreatment of older adults).

Read more: The Chair will participate in the Colloque International Parcours de Vulnérabilité au Grand Âge :... →

Exchange of confidential information: some legal guidelines to guide our practices to combat mistreatment of older adults 

On Tuesday September 11, about fifty representatives of public, semi-public and community/social economy bodies from the Eastern Townships region took part, at the CSSS-IUGS, in a conference given by Me Audrey Turmel which was organized jointly by Paul Martel (Eastern Townships coordinator for the implementation of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse), the Eastern Townships table to counter mistreatment of older adults and the research Chair on mistreatment of older adults. The next day, about fifty participants from Sherbrooke (CSSS practitioners and representatives from the financial community) took advantage of this training activity. Me Turmel, from the Ministry of Justice, is involved in the implementation of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse 2010-2015, which was made public on June 14, 2010.

Read more: The report of Me Turmel’s conference held on September 11 is available : exchange of confidential... →

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is currently studying Bill C-36, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse) and Marie Beaulieu, Chair holder, has been invited to comment on the issue.  A videoconference will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the end of the day.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu, has been invited, as an expert witness, to the Standing Committee on Justice and... →

Marie Beaulieu, Chair holder and her colleague Suzanne Garon, have received the Townships Merit award for their work in the Age-Friendly Cities project (VADA), now named Age-Friendly Municipalities (MADA). The article entitled Chercheuses amies des aînés (Age-Friendly Researchers) appeared on October 8 in the Tribune newspaper and is available on line:

Read more: The Townships Merit Award →

This activity is part of a collaboration project that the Seventh Joint Standing Committee Quebec-Wallonia-Brussels 2011-2013 gave the research Chair on mistreatment of older adults and the Walloon Agency to fight elder abuse, better known as Respect Seniors. This project entitled Joint discussions around the implementation of a tool linked to the fight against elder abuse (of which you can see the details under «Activities») has already led to the accomplishment of two Quebec missions in Belgium, whereas for the Walloons, it was a first mission in  Quebec. 

Read more: Between 26 November and 1 December the Chair welcomed representatives of the Walloon Agency to... →

L’autonégligence chez les aînés : des défis pour la pratique (Self-neglect in the elderly : challenges for practice). Here is how Fiona Neesham-Grenon presented her master’s work to an audience captivated by the themes she addresses. In recent weeks, Fiona has presented the results of her research to the regional coordinators of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse 2010-2015, to representatives from the Seniors Secretariat, to members of the Walloon mission on visit in Sherbrooke as well as to her colleagues, the social workers at the CSSS-IUGS. 

Read more: Fiona Neesham-Grenon, master’s student in social work and case manager at the CSSS-IUGS, completed... →

This report deals with an original and unique response from the discussion Table Vivre et vieillir à Rosemont (Living and Aging in Rosemont), an in tandem project between the community police of the Montreal Police Department (SPVM) and Carrefour Montrose (Projet Soutien aux Victimes d’Abus - SAVA-Intervention)(Support for Abused Seniors Project – SAVA-Intervention) in situations of mistreatment of older adults, which started in Rosemont, Montreal, five years ago.

Read more: The Chair participated in the une pilule, Une petite granule program on Télé-Québec 22 November →

The 1st Francophone Congress on Frailty of older adults will take place on April 17 and 18 at l’Hôtel Dieu Saint-Jacques de Toulouse. A symposium, organized and moderated by Marie Beaulieu, will focus specifically on « L’accompagnement de la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées dans quelques états de la francophonie : des pratiques en amont, en parallèle et en aval de la fragilité » («Mistreatment support for older adults in some French-speaking states : practices prior to, in parallel with and coming after frailty»). You will recognize the majority of the presenters who will speak at this symposium, as the Chair can count them among its valuable collaborators.

Read more: Active presence by the Chair at the 1st Francophone Congress on Frailty (Toulouse, April 2013) →

Fifteen or so people now participate in the progress of the work of the Chair.

Caroline Pelletier joins the group of the five students (Marie-Ève Bédard, Louise Belzile, Marie Crevier, Annie Riendeau and Arzemina Spahic-Blazevic) whose research projects are directly related to the work of the Chair. Caroline looks at mistreatment committed by close relatives in the milieu of accommodation. Note also the participation of two graduates, former students at the Chair, who continue to make their contribution by pursuing dissemination of their work : Daphné-Maude Thivierge (legal protection of vulnerable older adults) and Fiona N. Grenon (self-neglect). Finally, two social service students (Roxane Leboeuf and Geneviève Thibault) contribute to literature reviewing.

Read more: New people join the Chair’s team →

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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