Those that would pass the latter part of life with honor and integrity must, when young, consider that they shall one day be old; and remember, when old, that they have once been young. Anon. AGEISM and ABUSE IN LATER LIFE. Sexual Assault Char Thompson
Those that would pass the latter part of life with honor and integrity must, when young, consider that they shall one day be old; and remember, when old, that they have once been young. Anon
The mission of MNALL is to provide community and statewide training and education on intervention, prevention and systems change in sexual/domestic abuse in later life.
MNALL is a membership organization made up of organizations and individuals who are committed to our mission
Ageism by the non-elderly is unique in that it is directed toward a group to which, barring early death, the perpetrators will one day belong!
Greenberg, Schimel and Martens 2002
Three age divisions must be acknowledged:
Old people are not sexual!
Old people are a drag on society!
“Old” and “Disabled” are not synonomous
Offer options and resources, including exploring ways she could take advantage of those services. An advocate provides options and helps the survivor to achieve the option chosen.
The manner in which our ageist attitudes invade our decision making process and observations will have a direct influence on our actions and reactions as we provide services.
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
JUNE 15, 2011
My World, Your World, Our World,
Free of Abuse in Later Life!