Thursday, June 14 is the Twin Ports Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Community Forum. Help ensure that the elders in your life are protected from all types of abuse by attending the forum, which is being held at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Swenson Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
This forum will include a keynote presentation as well as brief presentations from a panel of experts who work with people experiencing, observing or suspecting all kinds of elder abuse. They will introduce you to the services they provide and answer questions submitted by participants. There will be resource materials available from many agencies throughout the Twin Ports who can help you prevent and end abuse. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.
SCCU is pleased to partner in the planning of this excellent safety resource. SCCU Member Service Representative Manager, Tanya Martineau, will be among the speakers at the event.