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Solano Family Justice Center to host 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Forum

June 6, 2018

SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County District Attorney's Office and the Family Justice Center invites the public to stand up against elder abuse by attending their Third Annual Elder Abuse Forum on Wednesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Solano County Events Center, located at 601 Texas Street in Fairfield.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), this year's theme is "Building Strong Support for Elders."  Topics of discussion at the forum include, Elder Justice Collaborative Services, an update on the State of Adult Protective Services, Elder Abuse Forensic Center Programs, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program updates, and Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim.

“We invite you to participate in this opportunity to take action and help protect seniors by raising awareness and learning more about elder abuse and the services available in Solano County,” says District Attorney Krishna Abrams.  “Together, we can all make a difference.”

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Solano Family Justice Center, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa and Solano County, Solano Partnership Against Violence and Faith in Action, invite you to attend this free event provided for professionals, advocates and community members.  Agency vendors and representatives will also be available to provide guests with informational hand-outs, answer questions and provide recommendations for services and assistance offered for adults of all ages. Continental breakfast is included.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, contact Lori Frank at the Solano Family Justice Center at (707) 784-7635 and LAFrank@SolanoCounty.com

ABOUT WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
WEAAD serves as a call to action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders.  The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization first observed WEAAD on June 15, 2006 at the United Nations.