On June 15th Lumacare celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with its 5th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk.
The day was a great success with almost 100 participants, including Lumacare staff, City Councillor Maria Augimeri, Ward 9, as well as community leaders, officers from 31 Division and the Community Police Liaison Committee.
Before the walk started, everyone enjoyed refreshments while listening to a very informative seminar facilitated by Toronto Police Services 31 Division. The seminar focused on important topics affecting seniors including traffic safety, fraud prevention, and Elder Abuse. Lumacare is passionate about organizing these type of events to make educate seniors and community members about issues such as Elder Abuse and provide important information and resources.
After the enjoyable presentations and refreshments, everyone headed out as a group and walked through the Jane/Finch area to raise awareness around World Elder Abuse Day with great enthusiasm. Cars passing by cheered on the seniors and all those walking in support of the cause. Thank you to everyone who came out and walked with us to raise awareness and help put an end to elder abuse in our community!
Keep an eye out for a special announcement leading up to June 2017 as we will be expanding and growing the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk.