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15 Jun

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) . The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?
 Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that causes (or potentially causes) harm to an older adult. 
WHO IS AT RISK?
 Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races.
 WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT ELDER ABUSE? Report your concerns. Remember: Most cases of elder abuse go undetected. Don’t assume that someone has already reported a suspicious situation. In cases of immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, you can call 1-800-96 ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
PLAN! Talk with family members, friends, and professionals that you trust and plan for your future
 BE CAUTIOUS! Unscrupulous people target seniors and will abuse or take advantage of them.
 STAY CONNECTED! Keep in touch regularly with others, isolation can make you vulnerable to abuse.
 REPORT! Making a report in instances of abuse or neglect is the right thing to do, and it’s easy. Don’t be afraid! Elders have a right to be safe! You can take action to protect yourself and your loved ones from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Let’s stop elder abuse together! 
To learn more about elder abuse go to https://ncea.acl.gov, 

 
22 June 2017

We will be having an Open House at our new center in Crestview. Address is 292 W Oakdale Ave The hours of the Open House will be 10:00 till 1:00 Light Refreshments will be served please RSVP to 892-8165

 
Red Cross Visit

The Red Cross will be visiting Seminole Community Center on the 20th around 10:30 on the 23rd at Valp around 10:30 and Crestview on the 19th around 10:30 to talk with the Seniors there about prepareness

 

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