PDA to host two virtual town hall discussions centered on preventing and responding to elder abuse

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June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. In Pennsylvania, statewide reports of elder abuse have increased by 80 percent over the past five years. This abuse can be experienced through neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse and financial exploitation. Isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to making older Pennsylvanians more vulnerable to abuse.

To help shed light on this important topic, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is organizing two virtual town hall sessions in June. Each session will be hosted by representatives from Pennsylvania’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts.

Please see the information for the upcoming sessions below:

Understanding and Identifying Elder Abuse

June 16
10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Register by clicking here

Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation

June 23
10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Register by clicking here

Participants in each session will hear from both victims and panelists about their experiences with elder abuse and financial exploitation, what Pennsylvania’s courts and justice partners are doing to address these issues, how to recognize elder abuse, what to do if abuse is suspected and the resources available to help. A question and answer session with panelists will follow each presentation.

Each session will also stream live on Facebook and YouTube. Help spread the word about these important sessions by sharing this flyer with your networks.

Categories: Elder Abuse

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