2014 CAANE Accomplishments

  • Elder Abuse Awareness Day- Senior Expo – June 13th
    • At Courthouse Square
    • Approximately 120 people attended
    • Good participation
    • Great community partners and help from CAANE members
    • Main stream approach to help educate the general public
    • Great sponsors made the event possible- Day Air Credit Union & Digestive Specialists
    • 33 vendors participated
  • Presentation made to Clarke County’s new MDT regarding CAANE’s accomplishments, best practices and challenges
  • Meeting and dialogue with The Library of Congress on CAANE’s Strategic Plan, Structure, Accomplishments, Goals, Vision, and work on Financial Exploitation
  • Participated in Senior Day at Hara Arena
  • Guest on Ombudsman’s DA TV Show to talk about elder abuse and Adult Protective Services
  • CAANE meetings average attendance continues to be between 15-20 each month
  • Pop-Ups in several locations in the community- Job Center, Admin. Building, and other locations as requested to help with continued education in the community about the number to call if someone suspects elder abuse
  • Case Review Subcommittee- reviewed several difficult cases and many helpful suggestions were provided for these difficult cases
  • Advocacy related information is being disseminated to the CAANE committee members as issues and legislation comes up
  • Outreach and additional new members this year
  • APS 24 hour emergency hot-line continues
  • Financial exploitation briefing held at Lathrem Senior Center (Day Air Credit Union, Legal Aid and Adult Protective Services)
  • Increased efforts and planning on more mainstream education of elder abuse
  • Great presentations from various community partners to help educate the group on community resources and important information
  • Advocacy efforts helped the $10 million allocation to Adult Protective Services (APS). The largest allocation for APS in Ohio’s history.