The 7th working session of the open-ended working group took place at the United Nations World Organization (UNWO) in New York from December 12 to 15, 2016. This working group specifically looks at an international convention on older adults’ rights.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participated in a working session with the United Nations World Organization in... →

The Nicolas-and-Suzanne-Zay Funds present each year two scholarships of $2500 to master and postdoctoral social work students of Laval University.This scholarship aims at promoting research and intervention in social gerontology.

Read more: A Chair’s student received an Excellence Scholarship for graduate and postdoctoral studies from... →

At the end of December 2015, the Chair received a three-year grant of $300 000 grant as part of the Quebec Age-Friendly Program (QADA) to launch the DAMIA project (Help seeking in a context of older adult bullying and mistreatment). This project is carried out with the community-based organization DIRA-Estrie.

Read more: Summary of the first year of activities of the DAMIA project. (January 15, 2017) →

On November 14, Marie Beaulieu was appointed member of the Training and Research Commission of the Quebec National Police School (ENPQ) by the Minister of Public Safety. This Commission comprises 15 members who are specifically mandated to:

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The annual meeting of the Chair’s Advisory Committee took place on December 2nd. Note that the mandate of the Advisory Committee is to assess the achievements and financial statements of the Chair at the end of each fiscal year (October 31) to ensure that they meet the Chair’s mandate given by the Ministry of Family when implemented in 2010 in the framework of the Governmental Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse.

Read more: The Chair presented its annual activity report and its financial report for year 6 to its Advisory... →

For many organizations, the fall season is the perfect moment to organize various knowledge transfer activities. The Chair has been regularly consulted because of its expertise. In the month of November, various members made presentations as part of major activities at the international, national and regional levels. Here is a brief overview:

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During the month of October, the Chair worked on the revision of the content and visual presentation of the second edition of the Practice Guide on the Intervention in the Context of Self-Neglect. The first edition was issued in 2014 by Jessica Calvé in the framework of her master’s internship in Social Work, with the team of practitioners from the home support service for clients with physical disabilities of the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre --Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre of the Estrie region (CIUSSS de l'Estrie CHUS) (Previously known as: Health and Social Services Centre-University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke [CSSS-IUGS]).

Read more: Now available: the new edition of the Practice Guide on the Intervention in the Context of... →

Since summer 2014, several research projects on older adult bullying have been initiated within the Chair. There are currently four projects undertaken. Since fall 2015, all the Chair’s work on bullying has been based on two measures of the Concerted Action Plan to Prevent and Counter Bullying 2015-2018. This issue was also added to the Chair’s areas of research when renewing its funding in October 2015.

Read more: A new tab entitled Bullying is now available online on the Chair’s website (November 22, 2016) →

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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