• 22 September 2021

    Do smart cities rhyme with safe cities?

    A smart city uses various electronic data collection sensors to provide information to help manage its services and resources optimally. These smart technologies can also identify hazards and respond to them effectively.
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  • 13 January 2021

    Violence against women and COVID-19: A pandemic within a pandemic

    Violence against women is a tragic and complex phenomenon, especially since this "shadow pandemic" is unfolding against the background of a health pandemic. We must act proactively and not remain silent in the face of such violence.
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  • 2 December 2020

    Combatting ageism to leverage the assets of older workers

    Ageism is the set of stereotypes, prejudices and discriminatory behaviors based on age. If you are employed or looking for a job and believe you are being discriminated against because of your age, remember that this is illegal.
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  • 11 March 2020

    Elder abuse in rural and remote communities

    Older adults living in rural or remote communities are more vulnerable to abuse due to geographic isolation and lack of access to services and transportation.
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  • 13 February 2019

    Aging behind bars

    Aging behind bars poses challenges. Since the vast majority of inmates end up being released into the community, it is important to look into how prison conditions affect older inmates and the support provided to them in order to ensure the success of their rehabilitation and social reintegration.
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  • 15 January 2019

    Sexual assaults against older adults in nursing homes: recognizing the signs and asking for help

    Sexual assault is one of the most heinous forms of abuse, and some older adults living in long-term care facilities, assisted-living centres and nursing homes may become victims. Stay on the lookout for signs of physical and sexual abuse. If you see something, say something.
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  • 9 October 2018

    A safe place: Fostering older adults’ sense of security

    Fear of crime is associated with negative effects on health and well-being, regardless of age. This fear can be amplified among older adults who are vulnerable, frail, socially isolated, and who no longer benefit from the same family and community support. Discover what the research tells us about strategies to reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime in your community.
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  • 19 March 2018

    Older adults increasingly targeted by fraud and scams

    Financial fraud targeted at the aging population is a serious problem with both monetary and health-related consequences that is likely to continue escalating. Without development of prevention efforts, it’s estimated that the number of cases could nearly double in the next two to three decades.
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  • 12 March 2018

    Are you a victim of abuse?

    Abuse and neglect of older adults can take many forms, but abuse cases are rarely reported. We need more robust strategies to identify, evaluate and respond to elder abuse.
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