What can I do if an older adult is being abused?

4. Find out about community resources

There are organizations across Ontario that you can talk to about abuse. They can help you understand what you can do to support the . You can also find out about places where they can go to for help.

Here are some examples. They're all free to use.

The Seniors Safety Line takes calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 200 languages. They can tell you about programs and services in your community. And if the older adult calls them directly, they can also provide counselling. Their phone number is 1-866-299-1011.

The Seniors’ INFOline is part of Ontario's Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. You can contact them for information about government programs and services related to older adults and . Call 1-888-910-1999 or 1-800-387-5559 (TTY).

To find other supports in your area, call 211 or go to the 211 Ontario website.

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