Report of the National Seniors Council on Elder Abuse
Message from the National Seniors Council
On behalf of the National Seniors Council, I am pleased to submit our report on elder abuse – the first of our two initial priorities.
The regional meetings with experts and stakeholders convened by the Council this fall were very informative and helpful to us. We were impressed by the commitment and energy that participants demonstrated in their work on elder abuse and their respect for seniors. They provided valuable insights on this serious matter, and their knowledge, expertise and ideas are reflected in our report.
Participants made recommendations on a wide range of issues related to elder abuse which were carefully considered by the Council. While we are encouraged by the momentum for action on elder abuse that is building within the federal government, this report contains our advice on how it could become more involved – specifically on the issues of awareness and prevention.
The National Seniors Council hopes that its advice will provide the impetus for new federal initiatives to help address this serious social problem and improve seniors’ quality of life.
Chair, National Seniors Council
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