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Elder Abuse Awareness Day social distance parade set for Monday

The Prince George Community Response Network’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Social Distance Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the CN Centre parking lot.

Come early to decorate your vehicle and get in line for a parade filled with a “Sea of Purple” to mark the yearly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The parade will be on route from the CN Centre to downtown Prince George with horns honking and messaging to End Elder Abuse. Having a presence in our community on June 15, will help to bring awareness to the issue and continue the work to help end elder abuse.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was developed and launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). WEAAD activities are intended to bring greater recognition of abuse and neglect of older adults in British Columbia or wherever they live, and to highlight the need for prevention and community involvement in a response to the issue. We work to give abuse and neglect of seniors a relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the year and for years to come.

Social distancing protocols will be in effect. Please bring own supplies.

For further information please contact PG CRN Coordinator, Shelly LeBreton at 250-301-6664 or by Email: princegeorgecrn@gmail.com .

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