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Bullying between Older Adults: What is happening in Ontario?

Thank you to everyone who was involved in completing the Senior Bullying Project surveys last summer, the response was overwhelming. We had over 650 respondents complete our surveys and provide valuable insight to what is happening across the province regarding peer to peer bullying in the older adult community.

The senior bullying project team also hosted 4 ThinkTanks across Ontario in the Spring of 2019 in Oakville, Ottawa, London, & Peterborough. The ThinkTanks invited stakeholders that included professionals who works with older adults in various sectors and older adults themselves to come together. The ThinkTanks had stakeholders engaging with the senior bullying project team and with one another to help offer feedback on the survey results. This feedback will help develop a resource package of best practices for older adults, frontline staff, and agencies to use in order to prevent and respond to bullying behaviours between older adults.

Next steps: Summer & Fall 2019

  • The senior bullying project team will create and post an overall summary of all 4 ThinkTanks to the website
  • Work will begin on the resource package

November 19, 2018 Webinar:
Seniors Bullying in Ontario, The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research Preliminary Research Data

Presenters: Kirsten Madsen, PhD, Sheridan College and Liza Franses, BA (Hons.), Dip., Sheridan College
Facilitated by:Rochella Vassell, Central West Regional Consultant, Elder Abuse Ontario


June 4, 2018 Webinar:
Senior Bullying: What is Happening in Ontario?

Presenters: Kirsten Madsen, PhD, The Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College
Patricia Spadafora, MSW, Kaleidoscope Consulting