Elder Abuse: It’s More Than Scams
FREE Workshop on Wednesday, June 15
10am – 11:30am
Virtual Event via Zoom
St. Petersburg, FL --- June 15th 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 totaling a loss of at least $36.6 billion.
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas 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 10:00 am to 11:30 am. 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 Area Agency of Pasco-Pinellas Inc., ElderSource, Senior Connection Center, Area Agency on Aging Southwest Florida, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Inc., Advantage Aging Solutions and Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County Inc.
To sign up for the workshop, visit https://bit.ly/3rFNSaY
About the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco Pinellas The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco Pinellas is a non-profit organization that has been serving seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community since 1974. In partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, we serve as the Aging and Disability Resource Center for the entire two county area, providing an initial entry point for all aging and disability social services and coordinating a network of partners and providers to better meet the needs of our aging population. Our mission is to be a trusted resource to advocate, educate and empower seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers which promotes independence, in partnership with the community. Find out more at www.AgingCareFL.org.