Protecting Seniors From Abuse and Exploitation
FREE Workshop on Monday, June 27
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Event via Zoom
Every year, June is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. To raise awareness and provide an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older adults, The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAABC) will be hosting a free virtual workshop on Monday, June 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To sign up for the workshop visit https://bit.ly/3NqyfgH.
The free workshop features subject experts, including Charlotte Mather-Taylor, AAABC Chief Executive Officer, Katianna Mazard, Esq., Director, Senior Law Unit & Title III Project, and Sara Barker, Esq., Supervisor, Senior Citizen Law Project, at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, as well as Deborah Golden, Regional Program Supervisor at Florida Department of Children and Families. Speakers will provide information on the different types of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and tips on protecting seniors.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one in ten adults over the age of 60 are affected by elder abuse. Yet, for every one case of elder abuse reported, 44 are not. Abuse creates healthcare and legal costs, which are often shouldered by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid. It is estimated that elder abuse costs survivors billions of dollars each year.
About AAABC (Area Agency on Aging of Broward County)
Sponsored by the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County is the nonprofit umbrella organization charged with the responsibilities of planning, coordinating, monitoring, and funding programs designed to meet the needs of over 451,000 year-round Broward senior residents. As the prime advocate for local Older Americans, the AAABC contracts with administering organizations for the following programs: senior centers; senior day care; site meals; home-delivered meals; Alzheimer’s in-home and facility respite; minor in-home repair; legal; transportation; homemaker; personal care; respite; emergency response; and case management.