The Golden Circle regularly receives calls about elder abuse, with several seniors already making the move to a two-bedroom shelter in Red Deer for seniors fleeing abuse. According to Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council, elder abuse is any action or inaction by a person or persons in a trusting relationship that causes harm and distress to an older adult. The Central Alberta shelter opened Sept. 6 at an undisclosed location with the help of funding from Red Deer and area Royal LePage Network.

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