Quite often the abuse that seniors of both sexes experience will be financial or emotional abuse rather than sexual or physical. Whatever the situation is, support is available through our counselor and/or victim services. Websites and Phone Numbers are listed here for support to seniors
These websites have information on government resources, links to the BC Seniors Guide, Service Canada, BC Elders Guide (for first nations seniors) and Canada Benefits. The first address covers information that is specific to abuse.
SAIL for Seniors Abuse and Information Line is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated.
In Powell River there is a growing number of supports for senior’s. Options for health care at home as well as accompaniment to shopping or appointments can be found in the PEAK newspaper.
Toll Free: 1-800-622-6232
Phone Number for SAIL: 604-437-1940
Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
VictimLinkBC is a toll free, confidential and multilingual telephone service available across BC and the Yukon 24/7. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. VictimLinkBC is TTY accessible.
If you are a senior and have been a victim of investment fraud call toll free: 1-800-373-6393
or go online at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
In Powell River, you can check into the local senior’s group activities by clicking onto their new website;