Posted by: caanemcohio | May 31, 2012

2012 Elder Abuse Symposium

With Baby Boomers aging and experiencing longer life spans, the number of Ohio residents 65 and older is increasing at a rate of nearly 8 percent according to a study by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.  Many challenges come with the changing senior population including the elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.  Last year in Montgomery County, Adult Protective Services investigated 928 reports of abuse, compared to 752 in 2010, representing a 23.4 percent increase.

Elder abuse will be the topic of a symposium for area professionals on June 1, sponsored by CareSource, Maria Joseph, the Area Agency on Aging and Montgomery County.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Larry Lawhorne, chair of the department of Geriatrics at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University.

“This symposium is designed to educate community organizations on this growing concern, as well as highlight the importance of community collaboration to address the problem of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation,” said County Commissioner Judy Dodge.

The Elder Abuse Symposium will be held Friday, June, 1, 2012 from 8am to 3:30pm at the Top of the Market, 32 Webster St., Dayton, OH. Cost is free to invited guests. Refer to the 2012 Symposium Flyer for more details and registration information.

2012 Symposium Flyer

If you suspect abuse, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation of a person over the age of 60, please call Adult Protective Services at 225-4906


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