Protecting seniors 0
The local elder abuse network is holding two free events to help seniors protect themselves against abuse.
On May 24, the Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Elder Abuse Prevention Network is holding a "Be Aware, Be Safe, Take Action" event, which will include speakers, community displays and refreshments.
Service Canada will also be holding a pension clinic on-site.
The two events are being held on the same day - the morning session in Haliburton and the afternoon session in Minden.
In Ontario, between four and 10 per cent of adults older than 55 experience some form of abuse, whether it be financial, physical, mental or neglect.
"The more informed seniors are, the better protected they are," Karen Anderson, elder abuse services co-ordinator for Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes, said.
In Haliburton, the event will be held May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Parklane Apartments, 1 Victoria St. In Minden, the afternoon session starts at 1:30 p.m. at Staanworth Apartments, 44 Parkside St.
For more information call Anderson at 1-800-461-0327.