Category: Elder Abuse

Beth’s Story – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

Picture yourself as a senior. Despite being widowed, you have grown children, you are living independently and embracing a fulfilling social life. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused you to lose many of your social connections. During this trying time, your daughter has been helping you with your banking and bill payments, but you discover that she has been taking large amounts of money without your permission for… Read more »

Elder Abuse Online Training

This online training course will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. After you have finished all of the short modules, you can complete a brief test if you would like to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion. Elder Abuse Awareness Basic Training Module from Cari Gulbrandsen on Vimeo.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

You know them. They’re your parent, your grandparent, your aunt, your uncle, your neighbor, or your friend. They’re older adults, and they’re becoming an increasingly large part of our population. Globally, the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Canada’s fastest growing population is over the age of… Read more »

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Makes a Difference

With the season of goodwill in full swing, the Carya team has been fortunate to receive funding from the Calgary Herald’s Christmas Fund. The funding will provide our Elder Abuse Response Team with an additional social worker to ensure Calgary’s vulnerable and at risk older adults are given the support they need. It’s estimated that one in five seniors is living with an abusive situation;  imagine… Read more »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

Statistically 9,000 older adults are affected by elder abuse in Calgary. That’s 9,000 parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends.  Because elder abuse isn’t something that happens to other people, it happens to real people. People that we come into contact with every day; people that we live next to or provide services to, people that we consider acquaintances or share mutual friends with. June 15th… Read more »