2016 Combatting Elder Abuse

2016 Combatting Elder Abuse

From Awareness to Action

On June 14, the ElderSAFE™ Center, directed by Tovah Kasdin, JD, proudly co-sponsored the Sixth Annual Senior Safety Forum in Recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, in Wheaton, Maryland. The event was hosted by the Office of the State’s Attorney, Montgomery County Police Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Fire and Rescue Service. Partner agencies included: the Ombudsman Program, Adult Protective Services, Licensure and Regulatory Services, and the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Funding was provided in part by the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation.

Seniors, their families, caregivers, and allied professionals attended the session to learn more about senior safety, with a special focus on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Workshops emphasized the safe use of technology and how older adults can avoid financial scams and other fraudulent practices in which fraudsters often target seniors.

Liz Loewy, EverSafe General Counsel and Former Chief of the Manhattan Elder Abuse Unit, delivered the keynote address.

2016 Abuse. Low REs

Above, left to right:

Jay Kenney, Chief, Aging and Disability Services, MC HHS

Scott Goldstein, MC Fire Chief

Rona Kramer, MD Secretary of Aging

Thomas Manger, MC Police Chief

Marc Elrich, MC Council

Darren Popkin, MC Sheriff

Sidney Katz, MC Council

At the podium: Debbie Feinstein, Chief, Special Victims Division, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office

 

Learn more about the ElderSAFE™ Center, a program of Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

 

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