El Paso County Department of Human Services has partnered with Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) to host a special event to teach seniors and their caregivers about recognizing abuse and mistreatment and taking preventative measures.
The free event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 14, 2019, at Silver Key Senior Services, 1655 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Presentations include segments on financial exploitation and scams, signs of abuse, decision-making authority and caregiver care.
June 15th has been designated as World Elder Abuse Prevention Day to shine a light on the problems of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. In 2018, there were 3,497 reports to El Paso County Adult Protective Services.
The PPEAC is a collaboration among agencies, nonprofits and businesses. Members are proactive in finding ways to assist elders who may be abused, neglected or exploited, including setting up an emergency elder shelter program.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Workshops
- Who: Seniors, caregivers and professionals
- What: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Workshops
- When: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019
- Where: Silver Key Senior Services Community Room, 1655 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Transportation and lunch are available. Call or email Silver Key at 719-884-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer to share, complete with the schedule, is online.