About Seniors and Healthy Aging


Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative (AFMI)
Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy

The Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy is a provincial strategy to help prevent the abuse of older adults. The Provincial Elder Abuse Strategy continues to evolve to meet the needs of our community.

Key components:

  • a Seniors Abuse Support Line which provides 24-hour information, referral, counseling and follow-up support - service is provided through a partnership with Klinic Community Health Centre and A&O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. (formerly Age & Opportunity)
  • elder abuse counseling services are provided through A&O to older individuals who are experiencing abuse and living in Winnipeg
  • support for a Safe Suite Program which offers crisis accommodation (three suites located in Winnipeg) for older adults who are in need of a safe place to stay due to abuse or neglect
  • support for Prevent Elder Abuse Manitoba (led by Good Neighbours Active Living Centre) which is a provincial interdisciplinary network of service providers, law enforcement and older adults that aims to increase awareness, and support communities in preventing the abuse of older Manitobans
  • consultation with community/regional response teams throughout Manitoba to develop coordinated community responses to elder abuse


Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T)