Attend free virtual workshop on elder abuse

Posted 5/19/22

June 15 is National World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Attend free virtual workshop on elder abuse

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JACKSONVILLE — June 15 is National World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse affects one in 10 adults over the age of 60, yet only one in 24 cases are reported to authorities. It’s estimated that up to five million older Americans are abused every year.

ElderSource and six other Florida Area Agencies on Aging are presenting “Elder Abuse: It’s More Than Scams,” a free virtual workshop on Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The free workshop features several experts providing information and tips on how to report elder abuse, how to protect yourself against cybercrimes and how to uncover the unsuspecting traps of financial scammers.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide older adults with the information they need to make informed decisions to protect themselves and others against elder abuse. While this silent problem can often rob older adults of their dignity and independence, this workshop will help empower them instead.

The workshop is presented in collaboration with Senior Connection Center, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Inc., Advantage Aging Solutions, Area Agency on Aging of Broward County Inc., and Area Agency of Pasco-Pinellas Inc.

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