The Elders’ Summit, who are people aged 50 and older for this event, took place on August 19 and 20 of 2014 in Edmundston in New-Brunswick. Part of the World Acadian Congress which has the goal of bringing together and to invite the participation of Acadians from around the globe, the Elders’ Summit aimed to give a particular place to older adults because of the aging Acadian population.
During these two days, the conferences addressed the visibility of older adults, the promotion of a positive image of aging and the contribution of older adults, issues related to the aging of the population as well as guidelines and concrete tools to face it.
During this Summit, the Chairholder, Marie Beaulieu, realised a conference entitled: La prévention des abus et de la fraude : un défi à relever (The Prevention of Abuse and Fraud: a Challenge to overcome). She participated in the radio show L’heure de pointe Acadie (Rush Hour Acadia) airing on Ici Radio Canada – Radio, in which two practitioners and her revealed the highlights of the Summit. She also participated to the recording of the radio show Des aînés et des droits (Older Adults and Rights) which will air at the start of October (see http://www.cibl1015.com/des-aines-et-des-droits).