World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event on June 11th
Westminster, MD
06/01/2018 09:06 AM

Join us in kicking-off World Elder Abuse Awareness Week at a GO PURPLE event on Monday, June 11, 2018. Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities is partnering with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Carroll Lutheran Village to GO PURPLE in our community by raising awareness on the different forms of elder abuse.  

Building strong support for elders begins by recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect, as well as scams and fraud. Carroll County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Coordinator, Gail Gannon, will delve into the different areas of elder abuse including neglect, verbal, emotional, as well as physical. Ms. Gannon will discuss how to recognize potential signs of abuse, what you can do to report suspected abuse, and ways to prevent elder abuse. Dean Brewer, Chief Investigator of the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, will speak on the scams currently being reported in our community and how to prevent becoming a victim of fraud. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, with the program running 10 to 11:30 a.m.Registration is not required.

Several local and state agencies will be available to answer questions and distribute resources. Information relevant to those in law enforcement, the aging and disabilities profession, financial services, as well as older adults, their families, and caregivers will be available. Also, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will collect unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

A free shuttle is available on a first come, first served basis, from the Westminster, Mt. Airy, and South Carroll Senior & Community Centers. Call 410-386-3800 to reserve your spot.

Leslie Wagner
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