Community Project is to Raise Awareness about Elder Abuse in America
This year, for our Community Project, we are focusing on a subject closely related to our mission of promoting the best quality of life for seniors. According to the Department of Justice, a minimum of 1 in 9 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse in the past year. This number is unacceptable and we want to raise local awareness so you are better equipped to recognize the signs and understand just how devastating this form of abuse is to our seniors.
Shirley McGee will be doing presentations entitled An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America. There is a short video about 3 seniors who share their poignant and real stories of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation they have experienced. She will also provide handouts including facts about abuse, who is at risk, the human rights of aged persons, and information on the Elder Justice Act.
We encourage you to take advantage of this seminar so you are better equipped to recognize and help seniors you may come into contact with every day. No one should have to suffer at the hands of an abuser. If you would like Shirley to present this seminar to your group contact us at (757) 356-0342. There is no charge for the presentation. Schedule a seminar for your group and make a difference in the lives of the elderly, and please tell others about this opportunity. Together we can learn to recognize the signs and understand what we can do to make a difference within our own community.
We are going to continue to focus on this very important subject during 2012, as well. Please contact us if you would like a presentation.