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Upcoming Webinar Among Ways That Attorney General’s Office Fights Elder Abuse

With Elder Abuse Awareness Day coming up in June, it is important to know that this abuse is a reality for many older Americans, and it goes unreported too often. The devastating consequences can include physical injury and pain, mental anguish, financial loss and even death.

Elder abuse is a problem that affects people of all racial, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, and it reaches families in every Ohio community.

To help spread the word and promote collaboration to prevent abuse and neglect, the Elder Abuse Commission, which is led by Attorney General Dave Yost’s Office, will present a free webinar at 1 p.m. June 28.

The event will showcase innovative efforts by state and local experts to address the unique needs of older adults during the pandemic, ways in which services for Ohio seniors have changed and the importance of professional self-care.

The Elder Abuse Commission – which includes members of numerous state agencies and private-sector stakeholders – will review what it has done, where it is going and how it is making a difference.
Pre-registration is required here, and the webinar has been approved for 3 hours of CEU for social workers and counselors.

The event shows just one way that Attorney General Yost turns his commitment to protecting older Ohioans into action. In addition, his office’s Elder Justice Unit collaborates with several other divisions of the office to protect older adults and enhance victims’ access to vital criminal justice services. Assistance provided to communities in elder abuse cases includes investigations, forensic analysis, prosecution, outreach and trainings.

The Elder Justice Unit prioritizes connecting victims, or those who suspect abuse, with local and state agencies to secure resources and prevent future abuse.

If you have fallen victim to financial exploitation, abuse or neglect – or, if an older adult you know has – file a complaint with the Elder Justice Unit by calling 800-282-0515. 

The Elder Justice Unit also provides: