March 29, 2023
Durham Elder Abuse Network Media Release
On Thursday, June 15, 2023, the Durham Elder Abuse Network (D.E.A.N.) will be recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a virtual event including the presentation of the “Tammy Rankin Legacy Award.” Tammy Rankin was the Senior Safety Advisor for the Municipality of Durham, a founding member of D.E.A.N. and developed a partnership with the Durham Regional Police Senior Support Coordinator position. Tammy worked tirelessly to advocate for and support the senior population in our community. She was known for going beyond the scope of her position and putting “her seniors first.”
The “Tammy Rankin Legacy Award” is an opportunity to highlight an inspiring individual or organization with a powerful story about going above and beyond to make a meaningful impact in the lives of seniors and their families, including COVID support.
“If you work with someone, know a caregiver, volunteer, community member or agency that goes the extra mile to serve seniors in our community, we want to hear about it. No story is too big or too small. D.E.A.N. wants to recognize those who continue to advocate and serve seniors the way Tammy did,” said Jennifer McDonnell, Co-Chair of D.E.A.N.
Chair, Durham Elder Abuse Network
Brock Community Health Centre
Co-Chair, Durham Elder Abuse Network
Oshawa Senior Community Centres
905.576.6712 ext. 2904