End elder abuse

A community roundtable examining the legal aspects of elder abuse in White Rock is to be held early next month.

Building Bridges is being hosted at the White Rock Community Centre in an effort to start a discussion with older adults and those working with them on the laws in place to protect victims of elder abuse.

Offered by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS) in conjunction with the United Way, the event will focus on interactive activities that allow participants to contribute their thoughts, knowledge and experience on community supports for vulnerable older adults. 

It is expected to foster better communication between seniors, care and service professionals and community agencies supporting elder abuse victims.

Expert panelists include lawyers from BC CEAS Elder Law Clinic, as well as representatives from Fraser Health, Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C. and RCMP.

The roundtable will be held March 2 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and is open to seniors 55 and older, health care professionals, service providers and agencies working with seniors.

For more information or to register (deadline is Feb. 28) call 604-688-1927 or email info@bcceas.ca