07/04/2012 09:28 EDT | Updated 09/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Project to combat elder abuse in New Brunswick gets $350,000 in federal funding.

FREDERICTON - The federal government is spending $350,000 to combat elder abuse in New Brunswick.

The money will go to the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes in Fredericton for a project to educate nursing home employees and seniors on what elder abuse is and how it can be prevented.

The details were announced today by Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield, who is also the member of Parliament for Fredericton.

It is one of 33 projects across Canada, totalling $14.6 million, announced on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15.