Seniors' Health & Safety Clinic

Event date: Friday, June 03, 2011, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Presents: A Free Seniors Health & Safety Clinic on Friday June 3, 2011

In recognition of Seniors’ Month in June, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse will host a free Seniors Health & Safety Clinic on Friday June 3rd, 2011. Attendees will have access to free blood pressure testing, medication reviews and hearing screening. Safety seminars will be held throughout the day.

Topics will include:

  • Elder abuse and the prevention of it (financial, physical and mental) – Presented by ONPEA
  • The importance of medication compliance – Presented by Classic Care Pharmacy
  • Pat’s Place, a short-term safe place for older people who are experiencing abuse - Presented by Family Service Toronto
  • Older and Wiser: Older adults fire safety – Presented by Toronto Fire Services

Additional partners will be at the event to provide face-to-face information about services available for older adults in the GTA. Free tea, sweets and giveaways will be available to attendees throughout the day.

ONPEA will be inviting media to the clinic at 2 pm for a press conference. The agenda will include greetings from the Ontario Government, a brief explanation of ONPEA’s role in the prevention of elder abuse and an announcement to launch ONPEA’s new fundraising campaign; A Cup of Tea for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (www.acupoftea.ca).

Location:
York Fairbanks Centre for Seniors
2213 Dufferin St. Toronto ON M6E 3S2
Phone: 416-651-8300
Date: Friday June 3, 2011
Time: 9:00 am –4:00 pm
Clinic Website: www.onpea.org/health-safety-clinic-toronto.html

Clinic Partners include: Classic Care Pharmacy, Toronto Public Heath - Vulnerable Adult/Seniors Injury Prevention Team, Family Service Toronto, York Fairbank Centre for Seniors, Active Adult Magazine, Bayshore Home Health, Toronto Fire Services, Canadian Hearing Society

About ONPEA
The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) is dedicated to raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect, through public education, professional training, advocacy, and service coordination. In addition to implementing Ontario's Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse, ONPEA supports a growing number of vital projects and research in elder abuse and neglect prevention.
www.onpea.org

For more information please contact:
Karen Coons
416.500.2373
karen@volumecommunications.com


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