Commission on Aging August speaker to focus on preventing elder abuse
Vancouver, Wash. – Elder abuse and neglect is a significant public health and criminal justice issue. Nationally, at least 5 percent of older adults are subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation each year. Our community’s response to the problem was greatly enhanced when the Clark County Elder Justice Center opened in 2011. Learn about the Elder Justice Center and how to help prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults at the Tuesday, Aug. 15, meeting of the Commission on Aging.
The 4:30 p.m. meeting will be in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.
Vancouver Police Detective Mike Day will speak about the Elder Justice Center and how to help protect vulnerable adults.
The Aug. 15 discussion is the sixth of nine meetings this year focused on supportive services, especially for people 50 and older. Research reveals that 87 percent of people prefer to retire in place and will need a variety of services so they can remain in their home as long as possible. For a schedule of topics, please go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/2017-housing-speaker-series-0.
The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.
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