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Age is More

Age is More is about confronting ageism – an important social issue that impacts older persons around the world. Through this program Revera is challenging the negative attitudes, stereotypes and preconceptions that prevent older persons from living their lives to the fullest. Through research, commentary and storytelling, Age is More aims to shine a spotlight on the exceptional lives of older people. www.ageismore.com

Across the Generations Respect All Ages

This national curriculum was designed is to bring greater awareness to the issues of ageing, greater respect for individuals, particularly older adults and to encourage on-going community based projects across the generations. This work was an adaptation of a Manitoba initiative and includes a series of 21 lessons for children aged 8-13 in school, home or a community based setting.



Elder Abuse Awareness Community Guide Toolkit

Developed to assist in raising awareness and act as a resource to help individuals, organizations and communities throughout the world plan for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It was originally developed as a partnership involving the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) & International Federation on Ageing (IFA).



Elder Abuse Awareness Teen Kit

Elder Abuse Awareness Teen Kit was developed to assist individuals and groups in all generations to work collaboratively, creating time and place for respectful intergenerational connecting. The pilot for this kit involved national representation of over one hundred teenagers and educators from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.



Intergenerational Community Toolkit

A guide to establishing intergenerational programs for schools, care facilities & community groups, developed by the BC Care Providers Association and its members in partnership with community-based organizations, the education community and the provincial government.



Intergeneration Manitoba Website

Research indicates that positive intergenerational relationships are key to preventing abuse of older adults. Discover what can be possible in your own community or organization by visiting the Intergenerational Manitoba website. Developed by Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres through funding from the provincial government the site includes great information about staring an intergenerational program, a resource gallery full of ideas, a map identifying where programs are taking place and testimonials about the impact and success of intergenerational programs.

http://www.intergenerationalmanitoba.ca/

It’s Everyone’s Business

This DVD & facilitator’s guide was developed to increase knowledge, awareness and the ability for individuals in Manitoba communities to respond to situations of abuse towards older adults. It was developed by the Winnipeg Elder Abuse Strategy Working Group in 2009.



Building Respectful Communities Toolkit

Developed by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in partnership with the Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres, Canadian Red Cross, A&O Support Services to Older Adults & the Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat the Building Respectful Communities toolkit provides older adults, service providers and community partners with information and resources to prevent and respond to bullying behaviour in a community setting.