Event Calendar

2018 Elder Abuse Symposium "Abuse in Later Life" - Creston

Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Southerwestern Community College, Creston
Description: 2018 Elder Abuse Symposium “Abuse Later in Life”
Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and/or exploited. In addition, elders throughout United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion dollars ore more annually due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect or exploitation. It occurs in every demographic area including our Creston service area and it could happen to anyone including your neighbor, family member and even you. Elder Abuse and/or Neglect occurs 1 in 5 seniors yet only 1 in 23 cases are reported.
The goal of the symposium is to increase awareness of Elder Abuse, to recognize the signs of it’s occurrence, and to further develop the coalition of collaborative resources to address these needs of the older members within our communities. The symposium will empower us with a sense of purpose, relevancy and common cause as we educate, recognize and alleviate the suffering caused by Elder Abuse within our communities.
9:30 Sign-in
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Keynote: Tasha Jones, Connections Area Agency on Aging
10:55 Keynote: Kacey Barrow-Miner, Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
11:45 Lunch served
12:30-1:00 Darla Sobotka Greater Regional Medical Center
1:00-1:45 Andrew Cederdahl, Attorney General ‘s Office
1:45 Q&A session with speakers
$27 registration fee includes lunch, certificate of attendance.
$37 registration fee includes lunch, certificate of attendance, and 3.6 nursing CEUs.
Register on-line using the link below or by calling 641.782.1441
Registration Deadline: June 1
Contact Information:
Lacy Doolittle