El Paso County DHS has partnered with Silver Key and the PPEAC to host a special event June 15 to teach seniors and their caregivers about recognizing abuse and mistreatment and taking preventative measures.
The event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 15 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. A schedule is attached.
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 2017, there were 3,115 reports to El Paso County Adult Protective Services and 3,645 call screens to Colorado Springs Police Department.
The Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (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 Details
- Who: Seniors, caregivers and professionals
- What: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Workshops
- When: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018
- Where: Silver Key Senior Services Community Room, 1655 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916