Elder Abuse is getting old. Let’s do something about it. 2011 41st Annual Crime Prevention Guide ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS
Senior Abuse. Know the warning signs. Find help. Older adults have the right to live safely and manage their own affairs. When someone violates those rights and causes harm, that’s abuse. Often the abuser is someone in a position of trust, like a family member, friend, or caregiver. If you are being abused, or suspect abuse, find help. Get information about resources in your community. Please call 1-877-833-3377. Is it abuse?
POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 1 On behalf of the Members and Board of Directors of the Police Association of Nova Scotia, I wish to thank the public and businesses in Nova Scotia for their support of our organization. PANS appreciates your contribution and interest in our annual magazine. Once again, a sincere ‘thank you’ for assisting our organization with your continued support. We also wish to give special thanks to Fenety Marketing Services for their excellent hard work and professionalism in bringing about another successful Crime Prevention Guide! Derrah Reid, President, PANS Thank You!
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 3 PANS Office Staff & Email Addresses PANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS PHONE: (902) 468-7555 (PANS office) TOLL-FREE: 1-888-468-2798 FAX: (902) 468-2202 Alzheimerʼs Society of Nova Scotia Childrenʼs Wish Cobequid Educational Center (CEC) Safe Grad Colchester Food Bank Cyber Cop Feed Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation Kings County SPCA Life Shelter MADD Canada MADD Cobequid NS Curling Association Roots Youth Shelter David W. Fisher CEO firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Gallant Executive Assistant email@example.com Brigitte Gaudet Controller firstname.lastname@example.org DONATIONS 2011 PANS OFFICE ADDRESS: 1000 Windmill Rd., Suite 2 Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 1L7 President Derrah Reid 1st Vice-President Dale Johnson - Charlottetown 2nd Vice-President Richard Hickox - Truro Secretary-Treasurer Wilfred Andrews - Annapolis Valley Area Director Jamie Dearing - Bridgewater Area Director Steve Curley - Pictou County Area Director Doug Williams - Springhill ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA The Police Association of Nova Scotia supported the community through a variety of programs and activities, including donations to: The Police Association of Nova recently made a $5,000.00 donation to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia to assist them in their mission to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimerʼs disease and other dementias in addition to promoting the search for the causes, treatments and cures. They invest in outstanding Alzheimer research and provide valuable programs and services to the thousands of Nova Scotians in need. The Society relies on the generosity of donors, corporate supporters and volunteers to achieve its Mission. Help for today. Hope for tomorrow... Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Road, Suite 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7 telephone: (902) 422-7961 toll-free: 1-800-611-6345 fax: (902) 422-7971 E-mail: email@example.com
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 5 June 15, 2012 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 What is Abuse of Older Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 About Senior Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Financial Exploitation of Older Persons . . . . . . . . . 71 Partners Against Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Emergency or “Grandparent” Scam . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Credit Card Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Door-to-Door Sales Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Investment Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Lottery Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Facts on Psychological and Emotional Abuse of Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Recognizing Older Adult Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 What To Do if You Are Being Abused . . . . . . . . . 101 Safety Planning for Older Persons . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 The Sandwich Generation – Caught in the middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Aging Parents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse . . . . 115 Elder Abuse Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Demographic Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 What the Law can do About Elder Abuse . . . . . . . 121 The National Seniors Council – Working For Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 More Information on Elder Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 ADVERTISERSʼ INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 41st Annual Crime Prevention Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from PANS President . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 About PANS & Donations to the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Message from the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Francis Smith Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 PANS in the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Peace and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Sgt. Dave Cheverie Retirement . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Benefit Hockey Games Wolfville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 New Glasgow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Truro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Police launch Operation Headway bike helmet blitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Back to the future for city grads . . . . . . . . . . .31 Police, students partner to stop fraud against seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS All information reprinted with permission.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 7 From the Publisher “Providing quality, professional marketing and fundraising services on behalf of high-profile, non-profit organizations.” www.fenety.com Each year, the Police Association of Nova Scotia publishes these Crime Prevention Guides for the community as a result of financial contributions from residents of the Province and business representatives. With their generous support for our annual campaign, PANS is able to give back to their communities through donations to various local charities and youth-oriented programs, in an effort to keep citizens from experiencing the negative effects of many of the topics discussed in these annual publications. This 41st Annual PANS Crime Prevention Guide focuses on the topic of Elder Abuse. Our goal is to educate the public and promote their role in the identification and prevention of abuse and neglect of our seniors. On behalf of the Police Association of Nova Scotia, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every contributor to our 2011 Telephone Appeal, which allowed us to publish this year’s Crime Prevention Guide. This unique publication is distributed free-of-charge each year to schools, libraries and public facilities, and it is also available online at the Police Association of Nova Scotia’s website: www.pansguide.com, making it easily accessible to everyone. Your comments or suggestions regarding these publications are always welcome and we look forward to speaking with you again this year during our Annual Telephone Appeal. Respectfully, Mark T. Fenety President Fenety Marketing Services
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 11 On December 23, 2011, Amherst Police mourned the loss of its Community Relations Officer, Cst. Francis Smith. Francis was a 33-year veteran of the force, and became the department’s first Community Relations Officer on January 20, 2000. During his time in the position, he initiated many programs, including such things as Vial for Life for seniors, Silent Witness program, Bicycle Rodeo for local schools, SADD program at Amherst Regional High School, as well as the local bar suspension list which results in unruly patrons being barred from all local drinking establishments. This program is now being implemented in many areas across Nova Scotia. Francis spent countless hours both on and off duty working with community groups. On September 28, 2011, Francis was recognized by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice with an award in policing for Leadership in Crime Prevention. On April 2, 2012, Francis was selected as Amherst Volunteer of the Year. This award was received by his wife, Barb. In his spare time, Francis enjoyed spending time at his cottage near the Wallace River. His two adult children, Laura and Vince, were rays of sunshine in his life and he often spoke proudly of their achievements. Francis will be dearly missed by members of Amherst Police Department, as well as the citizens of Amherst. The community has held a number of fundraisers in Francis’ honour. Francis Smith Memoriam
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 13 PANS President, Derrah Reid, speaking to delegates at the 2011 Annual PANS Conference in Bridgewater. A fundraising campaign launched recently at PEI’s four Kent stores to support Canadian Red Cross disaster services in PEI included a challenge to First Responders and others in a race to assemble a household emergency preparedness kit. Left to right: Jim Power, manager of Kent Charlottetown, congratulates the winning team of customer Clayton Currie, Charlottetown Police Cst. Len Weatherbee, and Kent employee Angela MacInnis. John Trainor of the Charlottetown Police Services breaks the tape during the corporate relay portion of the 8th Annual BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon. The police services team won the event. Left to right: Cst. Jeff MacLaggan, Cst. Dan Taylor, Cst. Rick Hickox, and Sgt. Gary Thibedeau of the Truro Police Service stand in front of one of the police cruisers. PANS in the Community
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day On September 24, 1998, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. In announcing the commemorative day on September 27, 1998, the Solicitor General of Canada stated that “A formal, national Memorial Day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of Police and Peace Officers, who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice to keep communities safe.” On Sunday, September 25, 2011, thousands of Police and Peace Officers from across the country gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to honour colleagues who died in the line of duty. In memory of all Police and Peace Officers killed in the performance of their duties.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 17 Sgt. Dave Cheverie is ready to retire after a fulfilling run as a police officer. Sgt. Dave Cheverie set a lively tone early for his adventurous police career. Just one week into what would become nearly a 34year run with the Charlottetown Police Services, Cheverie responded to a break and enter in progress at the former Farmer’s Market on Queen Street. A suspect was spotted on the roof of the building. Cheverie enthusiastically offered to go up and nab the man. The rookie, however, was told to stay put as other officers simply coaxed the suspect down. Cheverie quickly realized from his eagerness to dive into action that he was truly keen to be a cop. The heavily decorated officer has received the Star of Courage, the Cross of Valor and five times the CJRW Red Cross Life Saving Award, among others. All the while, he has performed his duty in fascinating — and often heroic — fashion. The native of Nottingham, England was clearly not made for standing on the sidelines. After finding no satisfaction in jobs like fishing lobster and being a roughneck on the oilrigs in Alberta, he applied in 1974 to be a constable with the capital city’s municipal police force. He spent his first four years on the front line responding to a host of crimes that today, he says, “sort of blend together.’’ As one who has always tried to turn a negative into a positive, Cheverie feels he was given valuable insights early on in his career when his own home was broken into. That sense of violation allowed him to better appreciate what victims of crime experience. “It gave me the empathy to sympathize with things,’’ he said. He always makes himself available to victims of crime or to others who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle collisions “to see what I can do for them.’’ Cheverie, a restless man who needs to be on the go and constantly challenged, jumped on every opportunity possible to ensure he experienced a full and diverse career. He has taken more than 50 courses en route to becoming a standardized field sobriety test instructor, a drug recognition instructor and a collision analyst/reconstructionist. He tried his hand successfully at many levels of policing. He even found his way to Kosovo in 2001 with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission and four years later, was deployed to the Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman to instruct Iraqi police recruits in democratic policing and anti-terrorism. However, Cheverie did not have to leave Charlottetown to find interesting work as a police officer. He spent about one year working on a joint drug unit force learning investigative techniques such as wiretaps. He took part in the massive simultaneous raid of 38 bootlegging operations in Queens County in the early 1980s — one of the biggest raids in Atlantic Canada since prohibition. Cheverie had a stint with the major crime unit tackling everything from sexual assault to major thefts. Sgt. Dave Cheverie Retires Jim Day/Guardian graphic Published on March 30, 2012 Continued on page 19
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 19 Since 1983, he has also been instructing on and off at the Atlantic Police Academy. Over the course of his career, he has investigated thousands of motor vehicle collisions that accounted for many of the nearly 40 deaths Cheverie has responded to as an officer. Exposure to so much tragedy, he concedes, takes its toll on a person. “It’s an accumulative effect,’’ he said. Still, Cheverie has many bright moments to reflect upon during his career, like the lives he has saved by rushing into burning buildings or jumping into the Hillsborough River. He said when he has a poor day he has those good memories to fall back on. For a particularly heroic period, some may have thought Cheverie was more a firefighter than a police officer. On March 10, 1986, the courageous cop rescued a man from a fire after entering the downstairs apartment four times because the smoke and heat were such that Cheverie could not breathe. Just over a year later, he forced open the door of a house and crawled on his hands and knees into the fiercely burning living room to see if anyone was there. Braving flames, heavy smoke and heat so intense it scorched his leather jacket and singed his hair and eyebrows, Cheverie hauled one child to safety. He raced back into the home, found two more children, and saved them as well. Never did he hesitate out of concern for his own life. “On both of those incidents, it comes back to you helping people who are in a worse situation than you,’’ he said. “My grandmother would say ‘God takes care of fools and idiots and I qualify for both.’’’ Sabrina Cheverie, 22, pauses for a moment when asked to explain the personality behind her father — a man who bolts into burning buildings, dives into freezing water, and holsters up a gun every day. “He’s crazy, he’s just crazy...but you have to be to do this job,’’ she said. “He’s an amazing police officer.’’ Sabrina says she grew up seeing just how challenging her father’s job was. She can recall dad coming home with black eyes and bruises after (literally) fighting crime proved to be a somewhat bloody affair. “You grow up and you see all the positive things and all the negative things (about being a police officer),’’ she said. After weighing the pros and cons, Sabrina has decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. She is training at the Atlantic Police Academy in Summerside, will do on-the-job training at the Charlottetown Police Services and hopes to find work with a municipal force in the western part of the country. The 56-year-old Cheverie, who will officially retire as a city cop on Sunday, is excited over his daughter’s future in enforcing the law. “The job has been extremely good — very rewarding,’’ he said. Here is a quick profile of Sgt. Dave Cheverie: - After serving more than 33 years with the Charlottetown Police Services, Cheverie, 56, will retire from the force Sunday. - He is married to Donna (nee White). The couple have two children: Brandon, 25, is a plumber and Sabrina, 22, is training to become a police officer. - His late father, Pius, was in the RCAF’s Medical Corps. His mother, Florence, turns 80 this summer. - Cheverie has volunteered with the Arthritis Society of P.E.I., the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the P.E.I. Critical Incident Stress Committee. - He served on the committee that was responsible for drafting and implementing the P.E.I. Victims of Family Violence Act. - A long-time motorcyclist, he is currently riding a Suzuki V-Strom. - His hobbies include carpentry, cabinet making and salmon fishing. Sgt. Dave Cheverie Retires . . . continued
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 21 Benefit Hockey Wolfville Our 14th Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on February 2, 2012, featuring the Maritime All Stars, raised over $7,000.00 to support our Police Association’s activities in the area, including generous donations to the Annapolis Valley MADD Chapter, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Kings County SPCA. Annapolis Valley MADD Chapter Kings County SPCA Children’s Wish Foundation TimBits
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 23 Benefit Hockey Halifax Our Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Gamein Halifax on February 16, 2012, featuring the Maritime All Stars, was a huge success with over $12,500.00 in proceeds raised to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area. Generous contributions were made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Feed Nova Scotia, andCyber Cop. Children’s Wish Foundation Feed Nova Scotia Cyber Cop A “Bubbles” imitator entertained the crowd.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 25 Benefit HockeyNew Glasgow Our 13th Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on March 20, 2012, featuring the Saint Francis Xavier University Women’s Hockey Team, was a success, with over $6,000.00 in proceeds raised to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area, including generous contributions to the Roots Youth Shelter, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Life Shelter. Roots Youth Shelter Life Shelter Children’s Wish Foundation Saint Francis Xavier University Women’s Hockey Team
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 Benefit Hockey Truro Our Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on March 29, 2012, featuring the C.E.C. Cougars High School hockey team raised over $5,000.00 to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area, including generous contributions to the C.E.C. Safe Grad, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Colchester Food Bank. C.E.C. Cougars Face Off PANS All Stars Colchester Food Bank Children’s Wish Foundation C.E.C. Safe Grad
28 POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA Fax: 1-902-423-2460 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.atlanticlobster.ca Mailing Address: PO Box 2129 Fall River, NS B2T 1K6 L'élève : notre passion, notre avenir La mission du CSAP est d'offrir aux personnes d'origine acadienne et aux personnes francophones une éducation de première qualité en français langue première, incluant l'enseignement de l'anglais langue première, en tenant compte de l'identité et de la culture acadienne en Nouvelle-Écosse. La vision du CSAPest celle d'offrir des services au plus grand nombre d'élèves admissibles et vise à assurer le développement de chaque élève, afin de former des citoyennes et citoyens fiers et engagés envers la langue française, leur culture et leur communauté, ayant le sens des responsabilités, compétents dans les deux langues officielles du pays et ouverts sur le monde. BUREAUX ADMINISTRATIFS : Siège social C.P. 88, Saulnierville, N.-É. B0W 2Z0 Téléphone : 902-769-5460 Télécopieur : 902-769-5461 Région Sud-Ouest 9248, Route 1, Meteghan River, N.-É. Téléphone : 902-769-5480 Télécopieur : 902-769-5481 Région centrale 250 Brownlow Ave., Unité 7, Dartmouth, N.É. B3B 1W9 Téléphone : 902-433-7045 Télécopieur : 902-433-7044 Région Nord-Est C.P. 100, Petit-de-Grat, N.-É. B0E 2L0 Téléphone : 902-226-5230 Télécopieur. : 902-226-5231 Visitez notre Site Web à l’adresse suivante : http://csap.ednet.ns.ca Vous y trouverez une gamme de renseignements sur le fonctionnement du CSAP. Phone: (902) 861-3823 Toll Free 1-866-861-3823 Fax: (902) 860-0255 Toll Free 1-866-399 FIRE Toll Free 1-866-399 FIRE Email: email@example.com Website: www.nsfs.ns.ca The 1000+ members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 625 supports the efforts of PANS to raise awareness and promote prevention of elder abuse in our communities. Serving the Electrical Industry since 1908. I.B.E.W. - The Union of Hearts and Minds 58 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1G8 Ph: 902-450-5625 www.ibewlocal625.ca
POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 29 Police launch Operation Headway bike helmet blitz Originally published in The Guardian, August 25, 2011 Cyclists have received a warning from police on P.E.I. – wear a helmet or face the consequences. From now until Sept. 4, police officers will be paying special attention to cyclists and helmet use. A police news release says if officers find someone wearing a helmet, they will reward the person with an ice cream coupon courtesy of McDonalds. They will also give the person a ballot for the chance to win a new bicycle. But, police warn, they will be handing out tickets to those caught riding without a helmet. The $120 fine can be waived if the person attends Noggin Knowledge, a graphic education session in September, designed to show the importance of wearing a helmet while riding. For the third year, Charlottetown Police Services have joined with Summerside Police Services and Kensington/Borden-Carleton Police Services in conducting Operation Headway, a campaign developed by the police in Halifax aimed at increasing compliance with helmet laws and decreasing head injuries. The partnership also includes the RCMP, Island Network for Injury Prevention (INIP), the Brain Injury Association of P.E.I., Cycle P.E.I., Island Trails, Island EMS, the Medical Society of P.E.I. and Transportation and Public Works. Members have some access to helmets for those who can’t afford them. At Noggin Knowledge sessions, Island EMS paramedics demonstrate what happens at the scene of a bike crash. In addition, a local physician shows slides of the brains of people injured in bike crashes and a brain injury survivor from a bike crash or a family member describes the long-term consequences of a brain injury. Police officers and other members conduct education sessions in schools and other places where youth are present, and, for Grade 3 and older, show them a DVD with the late Jordon Perry and his family where they describe what happened to Jordon and his subsequent coma. Approximately 86 tickets were issued in 2009 and 126, in 2010. More than 100 written warnings were issued in 2010, up from 36 in 2009. The news release said that after the 2009 program, the rate of helmet use increased slightly overall, but the difference was not statistically significant. The overall wearing rate increased from 67.8 per cent to 69.9 per cent. After the 2009 program, the rate of helmet use by males increased significantly – more than five per cent (from 62.1 per cent to 67.4 per cent). In 2010, in Charlottetown, there was an increase in the percentage of females wearing helmets as compared to 2009 – 83.3 per cent as compared to 73.5 per cent. According to a report by Safe Kids Canada and the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention Child & Youth Unintentional Injury, Atlantic Canada: 10 Years in Review, four out of five head injuries could be prevented if every bicyclist wore a helmet. The human skull is about one centimetre thick and can be shattered by an impact of only seven to 10 km/h. Young bicyclists ride at speeds averaging 11 to 16 km/h. In the Atlantic region, an average of 157 children age 14 and under are hospitalized for serious cycle related injuries each year in Atlantic Canada. Bicycle-related injuries are the second leading cause of injury hospitalization for children 10 to 14 years of age in Atlantic Canada. GUARDIAN PHOTO BY BRIAN MCINNIS Four-year-old Gram Hemphill and his twin brother, Noah, were smart and wearing helmets while riding their training bikes around Victoria Park Tuesday. It is the law on Prince Edward Island that helmets must be worn by cyclists, but not everyone does. To encourage safety, Charlottetown Police Services are stopping cyclists and, if they are not wearing a helmet, they can receive a ticket or in lieu of the monetary fine they can take a safety course. If they are wearing a helmet, they get a voucher for ice cream. Earlier in the day, the brothers were stopped by police and did receive their ice cream. Those wearing helmets may receive ice cream voucher: those without face fines
30 POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA Box 39 Saulnierville, NS B0W 2Z0 Phone 902-769-2101 Fax 902-769-3594 1535 Dresden Row, Suite 207 Halifax, NS B3J 3T1 Telephone: (902) 832-9411 Fax: (902) 832-9422 www.dresdenrowmarket.ca ALL MEMBERS OF STELLARTON POLICE SERVICES 250 Foord St., P.O. Box 609 Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0 (902) 752-6160 Office (902) 752-4101 Fax www.town.stellarton.ns.ca Northrop Grumman Corporation Sperry Marine 1000 Windmill Road, Unit # 1 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1L7 Canada Ph: 902-468-9479 Alan Aitken Canadian Regional Manager
POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 31 Back to the future for city grads by Mitch MacDonald Originally published in The Guardian, June 9, 2012 Some high school couples may find themselves arriving at their prom in a police car that looks like it’s from a 1950s movie. The Charlottetown Police Department is supporting city high school safe grad by driving some students to prom in a snazzy vintage police car, while raising money for future graduation events. Posters around the city and its high schools are advertising a draw for students. The prize is a drive for a lucky couple to their dinner and dance on prom night, in a newly restored 1952 Dodge Regent. The car was bought by the police department and is complete with a slick black paint job and vintage cherry headlights. Deputy Chief Gary McGuigan said all money raised will go towards a good cause. “The money raised from the safe grad draw, we’ll take it and put it into the school’s safe grad fund for future students,” he said. “It could become an annual event for them to raise money.” Colonel Gray’s prom is Thursday, June 16, while Charlottetown Rural’s is the following evening. Safe grads, or “chem-free” events, are held after the graduation, not prom, and have become popular with Island high schools in recent year. Charlottetown Rural students will leave their graduation on Thursday, June 23, and head to the West Royalty Spa, where they’ll have free casino night, use of the whole facility, racquetball and pizza. Teacher Julie McCabe said the events have also been a smash with students and the community. “We view it as a way to celebrate accomplishments in a safe environment,” she said. “And it’s always well-attended.” Colonel Gray students will enjoy their safe grad after their graduation on Wednesday, June 22, in the school’s gym with a pizza party, sundae bar and hypnotist. The students will then bus to Sandspit Amusement Park in the middle of the night. McGuigan said the idea to support the safe grad events started rolling when the department purchased the vehicle last year as a public relations vehicle. “We’ve had requests here other years from students wanting to be dropped off in working police cars. We couldn’t do it, “said McGuigan. “It’s kind of unique, we’ve had lots of vehicles but never any that were just dedicated to PR.” Needing some mechanical and interior work, the department got the car fixed up. They purchased the headlights to give the car a further “vintage” look, which is, as McGuigan is quick to point out, different from “authentic” since the car was never used for police work back in its day. The car is complete with the department’s newest striping package, which was voted best dressed in Canada in 2009 by The Blue Line magazine. “It’s a real eyecatcher,” said McGuigan. McGuigan said the car will also be used in events around the community, such as parades. Charlottetown deputy Chief McGuigan recently took a new police public relations vehicle, a restored 1952 Dodge, for a spin around Victoria Park. The city’s high schools will hold draws for couples to get their ride to prom in the sharp-looking car. Money raised will be put into a fund for future safe grad “chem-free” events. Some high school couples will get lift to their prom in snazzy 1950s police car.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 33 Police, students partner to stop fraud against seniors Originally published in The Guardian, March 14, 2012 By Jim Day Mark Wekwete is safeguarding seniors against fraud. The university student is a member of Students in Free Enterprise UPEI, a group of students dedicated to using their education and knowledge to make a difference at school and in their community. One of the more successful projects developed by SIFE focuses on helping seniors protect themselves from scams that could bilk them of hundreds of dollars or much, much more. SIFE UPEI placed second in a regional financial education challenge that has qualified them for a national competition. This marks the second year SIFE has partnered with the Charlottetown Police Services to equip seniors in the capital city with the knowledge and awareness to thwart fraudsters. The campaign focuses on residents of senior homes who live independently and commonly look after their own finances, thus making them vulnerable to costly fraud. Wekwete, vice-president of SIFE UPEI, urges seniors not to share personal information over the telephone and cautions them not to feel pressured into making a purchase or donation until they can determine whether or not the potential exchange is legitimate. He says seniors who have been educated are relieved of the stress and fear of becoming scammed. They are able to see the signs and are educated for prevention. Following a fraud prevention presentation, seniors can shred any sensitive documents that contain personal information. “Some seniors are so suspicious we will shred Christmas cards (at their request) for them,” said Const. Len Weatherbie of the Charlottetown Police Service, who works with SIFE toward preventing seniors from being victims of fraud. Weatherbie says seniors often ask how they can avoid getting unwanted calls like hard-sale pitches. He advises seniors to register with the National Do Not Call List – a free service that aims to reduce the amount of unsolicited telephone calls and faxes received by Canadians. Once on the Do Not Call List, seniors can be even more on guard when receiving unsolicited calls that could be a scam. SIFE estimates more than $20,000 is lost to fraud each year on P.E.I. but notes that the majority of cases likely go unreported. Residents of senior homes or a senior group in Charlottetown interested in receiving a fraud prevention presentation can contact Const. Len Weatherbie at 629-4153. GUARDIAN PHOTO Const. Len Weatherbie of the Charlottetown Police Services teams up with Mark Wekwete, vice-president of SIFE UPEI, to help seniors in the capital city safeguard themselves against fraud. UPEI group helping thwart fraud qualify for national competition
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 37 please see other side 1 factsheet June 15 isWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day What is the Origin of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? In Madrid in April 2002, countries throughout the world adopted the United Nations International Plan of Action on Ageing.The Plan of Action recognized the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults. It identified that mistreatment of older adults was a violation of internationally recognized human rights. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) introduced the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to support the Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing.The INPEA is working with interested individuals, agencies, organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments and businesses throughout the world to promote this special day. What are Canadians Doing? This special day is a time to share information, learn more, discuss the issue of abuse of older adults, and become involved. Canada has been recognized internationally as a leader in raising public awareness of abuse of older adults and in developing innovative and respectful approaches to dealing with the issue. Canada’s Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Working Group on Safety & Security for Seniors has produced public information materials (e.g. poster, fact sheets, and promotional items) in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, as well as provincial, regional and local networks are holding many special activities in recognition of the day. Many Canadians are using June 15th as an opportunity to recognize local and regional efforts that are being made to raise awareness of abuse of older adults. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day REPRINTED MARCH 2007 Continued
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 39 PREPARED BY PENNY BAIN AND CHARMAINE SPENCER FOR FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS IN CANADA p2 factsheet 1 Across the country, individuals, organizations, communities, and governments are: • holding cultural, educational, art and social activities to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, • developing municipal, provincial, and territorial proclamations to raise awareness, • launching awareness tools such as posters and calendars, • publicizing the day with multimedia information campaigns, • organizing volunteer and educational programs, including information fairs, plays, workshops and conferences to help promote change, and • developing multigenerational initiatives to help children and youth learn more about aging, ageism, and abuse. In Canada, many people are working throughout the year to increase public awareness about abuse and neglect of older adults. Want to Learn More? For more information on Canadian and international activities in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, visit the websites: • Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse www.cnpea.ca • International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse www.inpea.net
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 41 please see other side 2 factsheet Abuse of older adults refers to actions that harm an older person or jeopardize the person's health or welfare. Abuse of older adults is also known as senior abuse or elder abuse. According to theWorld Health Organization, abuse and neglect of older adults can be a single or a repeated act. It can occur in any relationship where there is an expectation of trust or where a person is in a position of power or authority. Abuse can be physical (e.g. hitting), emotional, verbal (e.g. name calling), financial (e.g. taking money or property), sexual and spiritual. Some types of abuse of older adults involve violation of their rights. Financial abuse is considered the most common form of abuse of older adults. Neglect can be part of abuse. Neglect involves not doing something, such as not providing the older person with food, shelter, medication, or care. Older adults often experience more than one form of abuse and neglect. For example, they may be emotionally and financially abused, or emotionally and physically abused. Some older adults may be neglected and have their rights violated. Who are theVictims? Abuse or neglect can happen to any older adult. In fact, contrary to commonly held beliefs, most older adults who experience abuse or neglect are mentally competent, are not dependent on other people, and do not require constant care. It can occur in any relationship, including one where there is an expectation of trust or where a person is in a position of power or authority. Abuse or neglect of older adults can take place in the home, in a residential care setting, or in the community. Who are the Abusers? Abuse of older adults most often occurs within the family, by a spouse, children, and/or grandchildren. However, abusers can also include friends, What is Abuse of Older Adults? REPRINTED MARCH 2007 Continued