Proclamation: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
WHEREAS: The Town of Aylmer’s seniors are valued, contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and fully engaged within the community that cares about them.
WHEREAS: The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as both a public health and human rights issue; and
WHEREAS: 2021 Marks the 16th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Its recognition will foster a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older adults; and
WHEREAS: Elder abuse is not limited to race, gender, culture, or circumstance, and regardless of whether the abuse is physical, emotional, or financial, it has a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families; and
WHEREAS: Seniors are at risk of being abused and social isolation and ageism are contributing risk factors in Ontario; and
WHEREAS: The Town of Aylmer recognizes the importance of taking action, to create social change, that prevents elder abuse and raises awareness, through education of neighbours, friends and family members about the Rights of older adults; and
WHEREAS: Preventing abuse of older adults will help improve their quality of life and allow them to live independently and contribute to the vibrancy of Ontario for as long as possible; and
WHEREAS: Where there is Respect there can be no abuse; therefore, residents of Ontario are urged to Stop Abuse and Restore Respect.
WHEREAS: Where there is respect there can be no abuse; therefore, residents of The Town of Aylmer, are urged to join this global movement to Stop Abuse and Restore Respect.
THEREFORE; I, Mary French, Mayor of The Town of Aylmer, Ontario do hereby proclaim June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and encourage all of our residents to recognize and celebrate seniors and their ongoing contributions to the success and vitality of our province, Ontario.
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