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October 14, 2010

Learn About Elder Abuse (CANADA)


Learn about elder abuse
By JOYCE CASSIN Northumberland Today.com
October 14, 2010

COBOURG - 

On Friday, Oct. 22, the Northumberland Elder Abuse Response Network will be hosting its Fourth Annual educational event for Seniors "Aging In Northumberland: with Dignity Respect and Protection, at the Lion's Community Centre (157 Elgin Street East) in Cobourg from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and no registration is required.
Financial abuse of seniors is remarkably the most frequent form of abuse against seniors. Seniors are being robbed of their own money by family, friends and those they know and trust. This event will help guide seniors with tips to protect their finances and prevent themselves from becoming a victim of elder abuse.

Keynote presenter, Peter Lillico a Peterborough lawyer, will share his experiences in working with seniors who have had money taken from them, and highlight the importance of power of attorney documents.
"Simply signing a power of attorney doesn't mean you're safe," he says. "Seniors need to learn how to avoid the pitfalls, so they can depend upon their POA to protect when you cannot defend themselves."
"Financial abuse is not just one transaction, it can start small and escalate," says Cheryl Penner of the Royal Bank of Canada Law Group.
Penner will share stories of seniors who have lost thousands of dollars to financial abuse. Seniors will learn 'strategies' for protecting their assets so they don't become a victim of the "epidemic" of financial abuse.

Senior and their families will enjoy showcase of services and products with over 20 community agencies and services providing information about their senior care services.
A special session will be held at 10:30 on seniors driving. This senior driver education session will review rules of the road, new driving laws and provide skills to help improve safe driving. Limited space is available plan to arrive early.

The event is supported through the financial support of the Cobourg District Safety Council and Happy's Petro Canada in Port Hope.



SOURCE:   The Northumberland Today


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