Thursday, May 26, 2011

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

SEYMOUR — The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse announces the sixth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.

The Elder Response Team has planned a half day conference at the Seymour Senior Center designed to raise the awareness of elder abuse for potential victims. Governments, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, religious groups, professionals in the field of aging, interested individuals as well as older persons themselves will promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by organizing activities around the world to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Keynote speaker, Kristen Cusato of News 8 will be followed by a panel of experts addressing legal resources, Elderly Protective Services, Navigation of the Judicial system, staying safe in your home, and Probate court. There will be an opportunity to ask question of the panel.

Cost is $3. Registration form at the Shelton, Seymour or Derby Senior Centers or by calling 736-2601 ext. 381 to reserve.

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Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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