Following the adoption of a resolution by the UN World Health Organization in 2011, June 15 was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to idea that older adults have the right to live with dignity, in security and without any form of abuse.

Read more: On June 15, the Research Chair highlights World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 2019) →

From May 23 to 25, the 9th IAGG-ER congress took place in Gothenburg, Sweden.

As part of the scientific knowledge transfer activities held during the congress, Marie Beaulieu presented a scientific poster and participated in a symposium.

Read more: Marie Beaulieu participates in the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics... →

On May 24, an article was published in the FADOQ (Quebec Federation of Seniors’ Associations) magazine Virage. Its’ title was “And If We Talked More About Wellness Care?

Read more: The Research Chair publishes a scientific article as outreach (June 2019) →

Entitled “Mistreatment of Older Adults: Quebec Practices and International Perspectives”, the report addressed four complementary themes, highlighting different facets to counter mistreatment, both in Quebec and internationally.

Read more: On June 18, Marie Beaulieu gives a presentation on the mistreatment of older adults to the Quebec... →

On May 21 and 22, biennial training of regional coordinators took place, followed on May 23 by a forum of partners countering older adults’ mistreatment. The Chair took part in both activities.

Read more: The Research Chair participates in the training of regional coordinators as well as a forum of... →

On April 30, PhD in gerontology student Roxane Leboeuf, under the supervision of the University of Sherbrooke’s Marie Beaulieu and Karine Lefebvre of France’s EHESP (School of Public Health), received one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship.

Read more: A student of the Chair obtains a doctoral study scholarship from the Canadian Social Sciences and... →

From May 1 to 10, the Chair hosted Dominique Terrason, chief of the project to prevent and fight against mistreatment in the social and socio-medical sectors in France, and Alice Casagrande, director of training, innovation and community living at FEHAP, Vice-President of the Commission to Promote Wellness Care and Fight Against Mistreatment of Vulnerable Persons and Co-president of the Atelier « Métiers » de la concertation nationale Grand Âge et Autonomie.

Read more: Work seminar with Dominique Terrason and Alice Casagrande (May 2019) →

On May 7, as part of an official French mission to Quebec, Alice Casagrande presented a conference entitled Des militants face au silence. Naissance d’une politique publique de lutte contre la maltraitance des adultes vulnérables en France. Ms. Casagrande is director of training, innovation and community living at FEHAP, Vice-President of the Commission to Promote Wellness Care and Fight Against Mistreatment of Vulnerable Persons and Co-president of the Atelier « Métiers » de la concertation nationale Grand Âge et Autonomie.

Read more: Conference by Alice Casagrande on the beginnings of French public policy in the fight against... →

In March 2019, Marie Beaulieu (principal researcher),  the University of Sherbrooke’s Melanie Levasseur and the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières’ Helene Carbonneau, (both as co-researchers), were awarded a grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as part of the Partnership Engage Grants for the project entitled: Project to Promote ‘Living Well Together’ and the Fight Against Mistreatment Between Residents: Improving Community Living in Private Seniors’ Residences.

Read more: The Chair receives a grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council... →

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
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