Source: (2002) Religion and Aging Conferene. The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry. Volume Five. Downloaded 18 July 2003.Elder abuse is the mistreatment of an older adult by someone upon whom the older person should be able to rely. In other words, it is mistreatment by someone such as a child of the older adult, another family member, a friend, a caregiver, or the like. In this article Arlene Groh looks at the response of faith communities to elder abuse through restorative justice. In particular, she discusses the Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse Project in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of southwestern Ontario, Canada.