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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Elder Justice Day scheduled for June 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force is sponsor.

The annual Elder Justice Day is being presented by the Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Chester, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

“Elder Justice Day is a day of education, of helping Chester County’s older adult population reduce the risk of victimization,” said Sandy Murphy, director of the Chester County Department of Aging Services.  “This program is open to the public but any organization that works with seniors, such as staff members of senior centers and continuing care facilities, are encouraged to attend.”

The topics to be covered include information on computer fraud, power of attorney, the services of the Crime Victims Center of Chester County, and “The Aging Brain”.

Those wishing to attend should call 610-344-6035 by June 2, 2017 to reserve a spot.  A sponsored ride with Rover is available for a $1 fee each way. 

The Elder Abuse Task Force began in Chester County in 2007 and consists of members of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office, private attorneys and personnel from the banking industry and the Chester County Department of Aging. The task force’s mission is to facilitate and develop expertise in prosecuting elder abuse; train professionals such as bank staff and medical personnel to identify and report cases of potential fraud and abuse; and educate the public about elder abuse, and how to prevent and report it.

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