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Event (Edmonton): Listen Up! Let’s talk about Elder Abuse – Jewish Family Services

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Event (Edmonton): Listen Up! Let’s talk about Elder Abuse – Jewish Family Services

ListenupJewish Family Services – Edmonton invites you to come join the conversation as local theatre artists focus in on Elder Abuse. Easily disregarded as something that happens to “other people”, Elder Abuse is often under-reported and misunderstood. Through theatre and open discussion, we take on questions like “What is Elder Abuse, exactly?” and “How do I spot or address behaviour that may be abusive?”

November 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre (12845 – 102 Avenue).

The Event consists of two theatre pieces, along with a presentation and guided discussion:

Socio-Drama Director Barry Bilinsky presents “The Silent Crime” – A Health Action Theatre piece; part of The Pan-Canadian Elder Abuse Awareness Project. This play has been produced in a variety of styles and interpretations across Canada to spread awareness and foster conversation on Elder Abuse; financial abuse, specifically.

GeriActors & Friends add to the discussion with “Our Lear”: an original re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. GeriActors is an intergenerational theatre company that infuses stories from their lives into their work, resulting in powerful, honest pieces.

Doors open at 6:45pm, Show at 7:00pm. Snacks will be provided prior to the show in the Lobby at 6pm. The event is free, so please come take part!

Please note: the 102 Ave bridge across Groat Road is under construction. Alternate bus routes and vehicle access are available.

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