Throughout the month of June several events were held throughout the southwestern region in celebration and recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
On June 16, the Bay St. George Coalition to End Violence hosted their annual Seniors’ Kitchen party at the Stephenville Lions Club.
Over 110 pre-registered for the event consisting of a hot turkey meal catered by Jennifer’s Sweet & Savoury Occasions. Social Worker with Western Health, Sean Hillier offered life-saving tips regarding taking medications.
Following lunch and keynote, the Twilight 50+ Club from Port au Port got the party started with a few toe-tapping dances, inviting everyone up afterwards. Thanks to Overflow for lending their musical talent.
Many community organizations were invited in to set up displays offering information and resources to those attending.
Special thanks to all volunteers, organizations, Stephenville Lions Club and seniors for coming out year after year making our event bigger and better.
See you all again next year!
Check out our Facebook page for more great pics!