Elder Abuse Awareness Event slated November 20
The Greenbrier County Elder Abuse Awareness Committee is sponsoring a community-wide awareness event Friday, Nov. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fairlea Baptist Church. “Avoid Tarnishing the Golden Years” will deal with the important and timely subject of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly. Subjects to be covered will include postal scams that target the elderly, financial Powers of Attorney, various aspects of how seniors are financially exploited and upcoming legislation. Speakers will include Seth Summers, U.S. postal inspector, Cathy McConnell, Esq. executive director of WV Senior Legal Aid and Suzanne Messenger, Esq., the state long-term care ombudsman. The event is open to the public and professionals in the area. There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be available. CEUs are pending for law enforcement, social workers and domestic violence advocates. Please contact email@example.com if interested in attending and registering.
The Greenbrier County Elder Abuse Awareness Committee meets monthly and is made up of professionals that work with elders and volunteers that are interested in the safety of older adults in the community. The Committee will continue to raise awareness about the importance of protecting elders through a multi-disciplinary approach to this important issue.