4th Annual Cuyahoga County Elder Abuse
Awareness Community Forum
Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services is proud to host the 4th Annual Cuyahoga County Elder Abuse Awareness Community Forum to increase awareness about the needs of Cuyahoga County seniors who are abused, neglected and exploited, annually, and advocate for elder justice. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. As part of the 2016 Elder Abuse Community Forum, concerned citizens, advocates and aging professionals will learn more about ways to identify vulnerable seniors, what services are available to protect the safety and well-being of older adults and more about how we can all come together to end elder abuse. The Keynote Speaker is Paul Greenwood the Deputy District Attorney for the Office of the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
Cuyahoga County DSAS Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Senior Center Innovation
"Today’s announcement is a great example of my goal to create a solution-driven government that is focused on moving the region forward in a bold and innovative way", said County Executive Budish. "The needs of our seniors are changing over time and we as County Government have to provide a solid foundation for collaboration and innovation. This program will encourage collaboration more effectively, deliver services, and save money."
"We know that baby boomers and older adults want to continue learning and remain a vital part of their communities", said Division of Senior and Adult Services Administrator, Dr. Richard Jones. "This is an exciting step toward ensuring we provide the best aging experience and simultaneously supporting the rapidly growing senior population." Click here to read the complete release...