Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Conference raises awareness of elder abuse

Adult Protective Services held the 10th annual Crimes Against the Elderly Conference Sept. 26 at the Region 19 Education Service Center.

About 650 people attended the free event, which included experts who spoke on how to protect seniors and disabled adults, white-collar crimes that target the elderly, guardianship abuse and mental health.

APS presented the Community Partner Award to Margie Resendes with Texas 211. She was honored for her dedication and service to protecting a vulnerable population.

Founding board members Mitch Ayala, Susana Reza and Mary Yanez were each awarded the Legacy Award.

Last year, APS validated 1,973 victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the El Paso area. However, four of five incidents of elder abuse are never reported to the authorities, according to APS.

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Conference raises awareness of elder abuse

1 comment:

Steve said...

Was NASGA invited to contribute to this conference?