RECAA invites you to save the date and participate in this year's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
This year we will be asking challenging questions to support Older Adults. This June 15 and throughout 2021 we ask :
What do we really know about what happened to older adults in 2020 in the year of the pandemic?
What is Quebec’s plan of action for older adults in 2021?
Recognizing that we are in a time of Pandemic we want to share some quotes that drive us:
“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. It is likely to have a particularly devastating impact on older people in developing countries.” António Guterres_ UN Secretary General
"The Pandemic has forced already struggling refugees and displaced communities deeper into poverty……
A COVID-19 induced recession is expected to push between 88 million and 115 million people into extreme poverty." - UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency