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Regional Elder Abuse Prevention Network presentation at council

by Adrienne Tait in criminal charges, another in civil charges, and Mayor Zahara asked if there is an increasing
a third where family members have been need for this type of response. Sitar said surveys
Charlene Sitar of the Regional Elder Abuse requesting to step in to help. Sitar said elder indicate between 8 and 10 percent of seniors are
Prevention Network gave a presentation to Town abuse can take many forms including financial suffering from some sort of abuse and while the
Council on November 14. and mental abuse. percentage may not change the actual numbers
Sitar updated Council on the progress made Town Council was asked to consider going one are expected to increase due to a rising
over the past two years with regards to step further and, following in the County and population and somebody reaching the age of 65
coordinating community response and Hinton's footsteps, offer a community outreach every 14 minutes in Alberta.
developing a response model for the prevention coordinator or support worker in Edson. The
of elder abuse. position would include, among other duties,
Sitar thanked council for joining with assisting seniors through the various processes
Yellowhead County and Hinton in supporting and government regulations in seeking help.
the implementation of the 211crisis line. The Sitar said, “It is about empowerment. Having an
crisis line operators are able to perform risk additional outreach worker would be a very
assessments over the phone and refer or connect proactive move. There is a huge return on
callers to the appropriate people and investment in terms of social outreach.”
departments as needed. Councillor Currie asked if the position would
Since the implementation of the 211 abuse need to be a full time equivalent position. Sitar
prevention line Sitar said there have already said while that would be her preference it would
been a number of disclosures. One case resulted be up to council.

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