Province-wide Seniors Safety Line now available

This item posted March 2011

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) has launched a new province-wide hotline to assist abused and at-risk seniors. The Seniors Safety Line will provide information, referrals, and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in over 150 languages. The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, provided funding to help with the set-up of the hotline.

The hotline is a toll-free, confidential resource for seniors suffering abuse, including financial, physical, sexual and mental abuse and neglect. The Seniors Safety Line can be reached at 1-866-299-1011 and is operated in association with the Assaulted Women’s Help Line (AWHL).

ONPEA is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults.

ONPEA’s mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors, through education, training, collaboration, service coordination and advocacy. For more information about ONPEA and the various forms of Elder Abuse please CLICK HERE