If there is an immediate risk CALL 911.

  If you suspect a senior you know is being abused or neglected, call the elder abuse prevention peer support lintoll-free 1-855-542-1336.

It is estimated that between two and 10 percent of older adults will experience one or more forms of abuse at some point during their senior years; this represents between 148,000 and 370,000 older adults in Canada and up to 160,000 older adults in Ontario.

The peer support phone line receives about 200 calls each month and is a key support to seniors at risk of elder abuse, or those who may have been victimized. Together, we have the power to prevent elder abuse.  

Calls will be answered by a trained volunteer who will listen in a non-judgmental way, and provide information and assistance. Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, relatives' homes and even in facilities responsible for their care.

This resource was created in partnership with the Regional Elder Abuse Prevention Network and the South East Local Health Integration Network/