Community Supports

 
 
Summary report from the November 2014 forum “What’s Stopping Us? Innovating for Seniors’ Health and Wellness” presented by the Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness
Intergenerational Connections Resources (Northwest Territories (NWT) Seniors' Society and NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults)
Planning for Aging in Place Series: resources to encourage and support individuals to plan for aging in place in their homes or communities includes brochure, factsheet, checklist and videos
 
 
 

Isolated and At-Risk Seniors

Outreach Toolkit (Manualinterview guide and resource list) developed for support workers who do outreach to isolated and at-risk seniors in Edmonton
Older Adults Needs Assessment Highlight Report and Final Report (Age Friendly Edmonton, 2016) highlighting Edmonton seniors’ perspectives on recreation, social isolation, volunteering, services for aging in place, and safety and security.
Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors (Government of Canada, 2014)
The Future of Loneliness (Friends of the Elderly, United Kingdom, 2014)
Hello, How Are You?: Seniors Isolation and Loneliness resources and video (City of Edmonton)
Plus 65 – Senior’s Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit (Centre for Suicide Prevention, 2014) and website
 
 
 

Financial Literacy

Presentations by Jane Rooney, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader (April 2015)
Enhancing Seniors’ Well-Being with Financial Literacy
Protecting Seniors Against Financial Abuse
Recognizing Fraud Toolkit (Alberta Council on Aging)
Service Alberta's Consumer Awareness Research and Education Unit delivers presentations to seniors community groups on consumer protection topics
 
 
 

Legal

http://www.LegalAve.ca (Free access to family law resources in Alberta including information for seniors such as Powers of Attorney, personal directives, wills, estates, elder abuse, and grandparents’ rights.)
 
 
 

Hoarding

Hoarding 101 (2013 presentation to outreach workers)
 
 
 

LGBTTQ Older Adults

 
 
 

Elder Abuse

"You Only Pray that Somebody Would Step In”: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Elder Abuse in America (FrameWorks Institute, January 2016) This report represents the first step in a larger effort to reframe public understanding of elder abuse.
Elder Abuse Resource Manual, Facilitator's Guide and Tipsheets (Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, 2015)
Elder Abuse Resources and Supports (EARS) program: Provides support, assessment and referral to seniors who are experiencing low to medium level risk in their home situation and where police intervention is not required
Elder Abuse Intake Line: 780-477-2929 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Seniors Abuse Help Line: 780-454-8888 (Information and referral 24 hours a day)
Seniors Safe House: Temporary accommodation for seniors leaving abusive situations. Intake phone number is 780-702-1520
Recognizing Abuse Toolkit (Alberta Council on Aging, 2016)

Flowchart regarding the abuse and neglect of older or vulnerable persons. It shows what to do and gives some sample interview questions, strategies and possible interventions.
Resource Wheel to help visualize the process. 
Risk Management Tool developed by the Protocols Project with input from the Elder Abuse Intervention Team and Edmonton Seniors Safe Housing.
Safety Plan for Older Adults developed by the Protocols Project with input from the Elder Abuse Intervention Team and Edmonton Seniors Safe Housing.
Environment Scan of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Canada (2003)