Thursday, February 22, 2007

California Takes Steps to Prevent Elder Abuse

Senior abuse targeted by countywide alliance

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA) offers resources to help seniors and senior advocates in Ceres battle abuse on all levels.

SEAPA is a non-profit agency operated under the auspices of Catholic Charities but does receive government funding as well as private funding.

The next meeting date is on Feb. 28. Meetings are open to the public.
“We talk about what's going on in their agencies ... on matters of senior abuse.”

For example, the district attorney's office might indicate how many convictions have taken place for the month and how many cases are being prosecuted while police agencies might share about scams being conducted by society.

SEAPA trains bank employees on how to recognize financial exploitation of seniors.

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