Symposium at CF to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse
May 17, 2012
In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium will be held on Friday, June 15, at the Ewers Century Center at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
The symposium will be in session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. This event will meet the interest and needs of professionals who work with elders, family members and the public. The featured speaker is actress Lauren Chapin, Kitten in the 1950’s television show “Father Knows Best,” who has spent her adult years as a humanitarian.
The Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium is a collaborative effort of Professionals Helping Seniors of Ocala and the College of Central Florida and is being co-sponsored by Nurse on Call Home Health Care, Camelot Chateau assisted living and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County.
According to the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, many of our elderly neighbors endure suffering every day. They are the victims of financial exploitation, neglect and physical or emotional abuse. They are from all walks of life, races and ethnic groups, and often they cannot help themselves. They are afraid to speak out because the abuser is often a family member, caregiver or someone else that they know. They fear retribution, lack of care, embarrassment and institutionalization.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is held each year to bring greater recognition of mistreatment of older adults wherever they live throughout the world, and to highlight the need for appropriate action.
For reservations, call 888-902-3011, ext. 7920, or go to www.sendrsvp.com/saas.