Elder abuse is any action by someone in a relationship of trust that results in harm or distress to an older person. Neglect is a lack of action by that person in a relationship of trust with the same result. Commonly recognized types of elder abuse include physical, psychological and financial. Often, more than one type of abuse occurs at the same time. Abuse can be a single incident or a repeated pattern of behaviour. Financial abuse is the most commonly reported type of elder abuse.
For more information and support please visit the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Website
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Quotes From Clients About Their Experience With Haven Society
I feel I was valued here. I feel more valued out in the world too and in my personal relationships.
I did not know what I was going through was common to others. It was profound as I have always felt so alone and helpless. Now I have greater understanding, I am able to move forward.
I was homeless for five years and now I have had a place for two years thanks to this program.
I cherish you all so much. I haven’t got the deep enough words to express how I feel about the counsellors at Haven and the system of Haven.
Haven has donated a lot to me, I’m so grateful for that. It really gave me a feeling like I’m going to be able to make it. It gave me a sense of stability.
A year ago I was suicidal and did not plan for tomorrow. Today the world is my oyster. There is nothing I cannot do now!