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How can we protect our Elders?

ᓇᓈᑲᑕᐧᐁᔨᒫᑖᐧᐁᓂᒡ ᒋᒋᔐᐃᓃᒥᓅᒡ
nanâkataweyimâtâwenich chichisheinîminûch
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ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN
Grand Chief Abel Bosum gives examples of mistreatment of Elders

Did you know?

An elder or vulnerable adult is being mistreated if a person they trust...

  • Causes them emotional, mental or physical harm
  • Damages their house
  • Puts all the financial burden on the elder
  • Takes money or valuable things without asking
  • Makes important decisions without first checking
  • Neglects them instead of helping
Illustration of an Elder with his daughter

Do you know an elder or vulnerable adult who needs help?

See it.

"Something is not right."

  • Learn to recognize signs of abuse
  • Trust your instincts

Name it.

"I'm worried about you."

  • Reach out when it's safe
  • Avoid finger-pointing or blame

Check it.

"What can I do to help?"

  • Make sure they are safe
  • Be a good listener
  • Connect them to services, like the Wichihiwaauwin Helpline

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request

To report the mistreatment of an elder or vulnerable adult who receives services from the CBHSSJB, in its facilities or through in-home care, contact the Commissioner of Complaints.

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