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Provincial Learning Event: Elder Abuse and Natural Disasters – Lessons Learned that could Apply to COVID-19
May 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
May 19, 2020: Elder Abuse and Natural Disasters – Lessons Learned that could Apply to COVID-19 presented by Gloria Gutman, Professor Emerita, Gerontology, Simon Fraser University and Board Member, BC CRN.
Since Hurricane Katrina, seniors are at greater risk of dying than other age groups during natural and human-behaviour stemming emergencies and disasters. There is reason to believe they are also at increased risk of elder abuse and neglect. This session will review the evidence and discuss ways in which abuse and neglect could be expressed during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Participants can expect to learn more how to detect, mitigate and prevent adult abuse and neglect, and form new partnerships in community with first responders and humanitarian agencies in today’s reality during the COVID-19 emergency.
Gloria M. Gutman, PhD, FCAHS, LLD (Hon.), OBC, CM, is president of the North American Chapter International Society for Gerontechnology; vice-president of International Longevity Centre Canada; professor/director emerita of Simon Fraser University’s department of gerontology and Gerontology Research Centre. She is also a Board member of the BC Association of Communication Response Networks (BC CRN).
Provincial Learning Events are toll-free teleconferences that takes place the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.