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Fort St. John
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Fort St. John wants to keep elderly community safe from abusers

Here in northern B.C. there are more than a half dozen communities with networks including Fort St. John in the Northeast working to keep seniors safe.

Between 4 – 10 per cent of seniors will experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse, according to an estimate by the provincial Health Ministry.

In addition, the ministry believes that could be a conservative estimate, since many victims often don’t report elder abuse because most abusers are either family members or others close to them.

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The most common form is financial abuse, but the ways in which seniors are victimized in this case keep changing.

Currently internet and email related abuse has become more widespread, and is often invisible, resulting in the need for a full community effort of vigilance and support.

Throughout the north many planned activities are being arranged to mark elderly abuse day, and for more information you can go online to www.bccrn.ca.

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