The Greenbrier County Elder Abuse Awareness Committee and the Family Refuge Center are co-sponsoring a workshop for the legal community. The subject of the workshop is Financial Exploitation of Elders. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Lewisburg.
The registration fee is $12 which includes lunch, materials and four CLE hours for attorneys. Presenters will be Judge James Rowe; Jennifer Taylor, ombudsman, Legal Aid of WV; Officer Jeff Vance of the Lewisburg Police Department and Gloria Martin, member of the Elder Abuse Training Team.
This subject is of great importance as more and more seniors see the need for documents such as power of attorney and wills. At the same time many seniors are financially exploited by family, friends and caretakers. Some of the topics the workshop will explore include signs of financial abuse, challenges in dealing with exploited elders and resources for assistance in helping elders who are being exploited. Others who work in the legal field are invited to attend as well. Pre-registration is encouraged for lunch and material numbers. If interested, please contact the Family Refuge Center at 304-645-6334 for registration information.