RECORDING - Where to Turn - Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse Response in Alberta

CORE Alberta
Description / Summary

You can access the srecording of the Panel Presentation and Discussion Forum HERE.

Please finde the slide deck shared during the presentation attached to this resource. 

36 members of the community-based serniors erving sector attended this panel presentation and disucssion forum from across the province including Athabasca, Calgary, Camrose, Caroline, Edmonton, Enoch, Fort McMurray, High Level, High River, Innisfail, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Raymond, Sherwood Park, St. Albert and Sundre.

Here is the presenters and some resources shared during the session:

Crisis and Navigation Support Services, CMHA (211 and 310-1818)

Stephanie Chard, Manager -

211 has staff that are specialized and trained in crisis intervention, as well as family violence elder abuse prevention. Please see slide deck shared on these services. 

Stop Abuse in Families Society

Teresa Sutherland, Elder Abuse Response Coordinator -

Provide support services for individuals who have been impacted directly by family violence and trauma.

AHS Home Care, Innisfail

Michelle Teskey, Continuing Care Counsellor -

AHS involved when someone comes into crisis and into acute care and a plan is needed for care once they return to their homes. Also offers wellness visits for those at risk of not being able to live in their home. Call 811 if you need homecare. Please review the AHS home care borchure for more details. 

Edmonton Police Service

Alfred Ma, Detective -

ESP has two detectives and one constable who work with the Senior Protection Partnership Team to investigate and lay charges around elder abuse cases. Service providers that suspect actions to be criminal that have been deemed as civil by the RCMP, can contact Detective Ma for a specilaized opinion. 

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council

Pam Burns, Acting Chair -

The Council is dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting community response to elder abuse by equipping Albertans with the ability to address elder abuse through training and resources.

SAGE Seniors Association​ 

Michelle Markham, Manager, Sage Seniors' Safe House

Has been around for 21 years and offers seven self-contained units, which serve 35 seniors in a year, including three men including members of the Indigenous populaiton.

The Elder Abuse Group is also offering additional learning opportunities related to Family Violence Prevention month:

The CORE Elder Abuse Group invites individuals, organizations, and agencies to develop strategies to address elder abuse in the least intrusive, but most effective way – respecting an older adult’s rights, while providing an appropriate level of support and care. By joining the CORE Elder Abuse Group, you can share your feedback on the questions asked during the Discussion Forum through the Elder Abuse Discussion Threads.