A CARP Special Report: Elder Abuse: Does Anyone Care?

Join The Live Webcast at CARP.CA: Tuesday, March 15, 1pm EDT

WHAT: A 30 minute special report webcast (and future VisionTV broadcast) dedicated to the issue of elder abuse in Canada

On the same day that (alleged) elder abusers Kwong Yan, 43, and his wife, Qi Tan, 28, return to court, Elder Abuse: Does Anyone Care? provides deeper insight into the issue with a panel of experts from the advocacy, political and survivor perspective. Hosted by veteran newscaster, Libby Znaimer, the Special Report also features recently discovered elder abuse hidden camera footage and disturbing real life survivor stories.

WHO: Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, CARP, Canada’s National Advocacy Organization For Older Canadians

The Honourable Sophia Aggelonitis – Ontario Minister Responsible for Seniors Lesley Anthony – Registered Nurse/Caregiver and Elder Abuse Whistleblower

Susan Eng – CARP VP Advocacy Eng is calling for government to immediately establish a 911 or 1-800 Elder Abuse Hotline and tougher penalties for those convicted of elder abuse.

The Honourable Sophia Aggelonitis – ON Minister Responsible for Seniors Minister Agglelonitis is behind new proposed regulations for Ontario’s 700 retirement homes including new care and safety standards, resident rights, licensing, inspection, and a “policy of zero tolerance of abuse and neglect”.

Lesley Anthony – Registered Nurse/Elder Abuse Whistle Blower In 2004, Lesley Anthony exposed the elder abuse case of 87-year-old Norma Stenson on national TV. The lack of attention paid to her client’s critical situation led Lesley to plant a hidden camera in Norma’s room. Only after incriminating footage was captured – including verbal threats, intimidation, shaking, physical assault and theft – did police investigate and lay charges.

Hosted by Libby Znaimer of Zoomer magazine and The Zoomer Report on The New Classical 96.3 FM and The New AM 740

WHERE: 550 Queen Street East, Suite 205, Toronto (at River) or webcast live at www.carp.ca

Media Contact/RSVP:
Leanne Wright, VP Communications: 416.886.6873 or [email protected]

Keywords: elder, abuse