Scam Prevention and Elder Abuse Awareness

Dec 4


Elder Justice Prosecutor for the Assistant Attorney General Michael Fanning will give a free presentation on scams that target elders and how to avoid them. He also will discuss what elder abuse is, and how to contact Adult Protective Services or local law enforcement when there is an emergency. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially those with elders in their family or who are living alone. 

According to the National Council on Aging, up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion.

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. Perpetrators include children, other family members, and spouses as well as staff at nursing homes, assisted living, and other facilities. Approximately one in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse.

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