Students hold banner reading “world elder abuse awareness day.”Community Legal Aid joined local partners in education efforts around elder abuse.

Law clinic joins partners to educate community about elder abuse

In recognition of world elder abuse awareness day and seniors’ month, Community Legal Aid collaborated with partners Family Services of Windsor-Essex and social worker Jennifer Cline of Legal Assistance Windsor to conduct public education sessions aimed at raising awareness and equipping community members with the knowledge and resources needed to combat elder abuse effectively.

“Our law students applied their theoretical learning about elder law through the experience of developing and presenting on important legal rights topics to help combat elder abuse,” said review counsel Lilian Bahgat. “In addition to supervising their workshops, Jennifer Cline and I were pleased to present to our local service providers on red flag issues in working with vulnerable seniors.

“When it comes to combating elder abuse community, partnerships and intervention are key.”

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