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2024 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at PCA Focuses on Prevention and Recovery

John Deangelis

Yesterday, June 11, 2024, PCA celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by sharing the compelling story of romance scam target Kate K., teaching attendees how to help protect older family and friends from financial exploitation and neglect, reviewing what protective options are available through banking institutions, and informing us of what government representatives locally and statewide are doing to help combat elder scams, prosecute the criminals and help those victims recoup and recover.

Kate K. presenting at 2024 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event.

Kate K. said, “Once you have been victimized in this way, you can either curl up in a ball or standup and say, I’m not going to go through this again. I’m going to make this better.”

Kate travels across the state on behalf of AARP and older adults telling her story to help people learn how to prevent being scammed and how to recoup their dignity and their lives, should it happen.

Tamikia Morris, director of OAPS, Jennifer Norman, assistant director, VSP and Shani Gilmore, executive administrator of LTCO led the program, attended by more than 60 community and staff members.

For more information on reporting and preventing elder exploitation, call PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.

Read More: Philly agency rings alarm on abuse, theft happening to elderly

Categories: Advocacy Education Elder Abuse News about PCA


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