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Friday, June 3, 2016

Butler County hosts elder abuse awareness forums in June

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The Butler County Elder Safety Task Force has organized a series of Elder Abuse Awareness Forums so that community members can learn how to identity, report and prevent elder abuse, which includes physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation. It is estimated that only 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse is reported to authorities. There will be resource tables with valuable information for seniors.

Elder Abuse Forums
Friday, June 10th, at the West Chester Activity Center, 9 a.m.-noon
Friday, June 17th, at Partners in Prime in Hamilton, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21st, at Central Connections (formerly Middletown Area Senior Citizens), 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28th, at Oxford Senior Center, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

These are FREE events, and there will be door prizes (while supplies last). Please contact Mary Day, Pro Seniors, at (513) 458-5515 with any questions.

The Butler County Elder Safety Task Force is made up of representatives from Pro Seniors, Butler County Adult Protective Services, LifeSpan, Butler County Prosecutor’s Office, Butler County Probate Court, Lebanon Community National Bank, Butler County Developmental Disability Services, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Transitional Living, Inc., and local law enforcement.

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