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You can find a recording of the session attached to this post as a FILE. 

The CORE Elder Abuse Group hosted a panel presentation on June 29, 2021, to discuss what a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) is and why it is considered a best practice in addressing elder abuse. There was discussion on why collaboration between government and community is important, and the process for implementing a CCR at the grass roots level.  We had panelists from CCRs, sharing their experiences in the development and implementation of CCR models within their communities.  The Ministry of Seniors and Housing highlighted the CCR toolkit and the CCR evaluation findings. The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council provided an update on the new case management funding. 

Our panelists were:

  • Irene Fitzsimmons, Thrive Outreach Mentor
  • Debbie Posey, Community Wellness Manager 
    • Town of Okotoks 
    • dposey@okotoks.ca
  • Teresa Sutherland, Elder Abuse Response Coordinator
  • Colleen Lewis (on behalf of Brittany Wells, Senior Services Outreach Coordinator)

Collaboration and information sharing are integral factors for working within individual CCRs as well as between CCR Networks around the province. The Elder Abuse Prevention Round Table Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and is an opportunity for individual members of CCRs in Alberta to come together virtually to discuss issues related to elder abuse. If you are interested in participating in the Elder Abuse Prevention Round Table Discussion Group and are not yet on the contact list to attend, please email Charlene Sitar at csitar@hinton.ca or call 780-223-8009. Anyone who is part of a CCR Network that addresses elder abuse in Alberta is welcome to participate.

Lastly, to stay updated on future learning opportunities, events, and resources, we would love to invite you to become a CORE member and subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter! With your free membership, you can become a member of the CORE Elder Abuse Group.

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1 CORE Coordinated Community Response Panel Presentation_June 29, 2021.mp4
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    CORE Alberta

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    Dec 05, 2022

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