World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 9th, 2015

  • Being humiliated, threatened, discriminated against.
  • Having money taken away, being pressured to give an inheritance.
  • Being treated impatiently, infantilized, brutalized.

Those are just a few examples of elder abuse.


Wear a purple ribbon to commemorate this day!

The purple ribbon is worn to raise awareness of elder abuse which sometimes strikes those who are close to us.

In Sherbrooke, some 6,000 purple ribbons are distributed by organizations and in public spaces.

Bal en Mauve against elder abuse

Join the Bal en Mauve organized by Sercovie beginning at 1 p.m. on June 15 (300 du Conseil Street, entrance via Murray Street).

Agenda: Poule aux œufs mauves game, light snack, music, and entertainment until 3 p.m.

Wear purple clothes and accessories for this occasion!


Take action if you area victim or a witness of elder abuse!

1-888-489-ABUS (2287)


Source: Ministère de la Famille (

Back to the news list