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The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55 to 65 year old females.


June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Committee invites you to attend a special event focusing on understanding and preventing the emotional and verbal abuse of older adults. Attend this free event to learn more about community approaches to addressing emotional and verbal abuse. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 a.m. to noon St. Mary’s Church Wood Islands Road, Montague Transportation from Charlottetown is available courtesy of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty. Register to attend and to reserve transportation by calling 1-866-770-0588 or send an email to [email protected]

Is This You?

CBC wants to find someone squeezed in the so-called “sandwich generation”, someone who is caring for their children as well as a dependent/infirm parent. If this is you or you know of some people who would fit this profile, and you think would be open to speaking with us, please let Tyana know.

Tyana Grundig CBC News-Reality Check Unit 416 205 6149 [email protected]


Community groups, organizations and the general public are being asked to nominate seniors in their community for the 2011 Prince Edward Island Senior Islanders of the Year Award, announced Honourable Janice Sherry, Minister of Community Services, Seniors and Labour.

The award is intended to recognize the significant contributions of Island seniors in many areas of community life including: volunteerism, artistic achievement, fund-raising, community participation, career achievements, fitness/recreation and other activities.

“The Prince Edward Island Senior Islanders of the Year Award highlights the unique and varied role that Island seniors play in enhancing community and family life,” said Minister Sherry. “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions of older adults and recognize the leaders of our communities, and I encourage everyone to consider nominating an older adult they know who deserves recognition.”

The deadline for nominations for the 2011 PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award is July 15. Nominations will be assessed by members of the Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Secretariat. To be eligible for an award, nominees must be: • a current resident of Prince Edward Island; • 65 years of age or older; and • willing to be nominated and agree to participate in award promotions.

Those wishing to nominate someone for the PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award can find the nomination form online or by calling 1-866-770-0588.