It’s a sad fact that many elders fall victim to frauds, scams, and other forms of elder abuse. Every year, thousands of people are victimized by loved ones, people of trust, and complete strangers. In Colorado alone, more than 6,000 incidents of adult abuse, exploitation, or neglect are reported each year, with countless more going unreported.
This Wednesday, June 15, help support the elders in our community by raising awareness at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Special Event at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. From 10 am to noon, join seniors, their caretakers, and those wanting to learn more about the issues facing our seniors in this special event, featuring:
- Denver leaders committed to stopping elder abuse
- Service providers offering resource information
- Attendees helping to tie giant purple ribbons and awareness pins around trees in Civic Center Park
- Planting of a dedication tree to remember victims of elder abuse
Free parking will be available at the McNichols Building parking lot at the corner of Bannock and Colfax. Click here for more information.
Wear purple to show your support and come help bring awareness to this important issue!
And don’t forget, you can continue your commitment to seniors next month at Senior Law Day. The popular annual seminar provided by CBA-CLE offers programs specifically for elders in the Colorado community. This one-day event presents a comprehensive view of the issues facing our growing senior citizen population, educating them, their caretakers, and other attendees on a vast range of topics, including elder abuse, assisted living and nursing home issues, fraud prevention, end of life issues, estate planning, elder independence, health care, social security, non-traditional relationships, and even pets!
Not in Denver? Don’t worry. You can find other Senior Law Day events across the front range this summer. Click here for more information.