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Elder abuse prevention workshop on May 20, 2019

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry invites you to attend a free workshop on “How to Recognize, Prevent and Address Elder Abuse,” presented by Kelli Morris, JD, LLM, Director, Senior Protection and Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST), Council on Aging – Southern California. This workshop will be held on Monday, May 20th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the St. Irenaeus Parish Hall, 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA 90630.

Financial elder abuse is the largest growing and most under reported form of abuse. It can cause the irreparable loss of life savings plus emotional and psychological distress to an older adult, often associated with rapid physical decline.

Learn about all forms of elder abuse and, especially, the growing crime of elder financial abuse and how to avoid it! Common scams that target seniors will be identified. Kelli Morris will also speak on where and when scams and other suspected abuse should be reported. Education is one of the best defenses against elder abuse. Bring your questions about how to protect yourselves and your loved ones. You can make a difference to stop elder abuse!

If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Lewallen at 562-400-3724.

This article was written by Rosemary Lewallen of St. Irenaeus Health Ministry.