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PSRC Commits to Justice on Elder Abuse – Programs

PSRC COMMITS TO JUSTICE ON WORLD ELDER ABUSE
AWARENESS DAY (WEAAD) THIS JUNE 15

Princeton, NJ The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) is committed to elder justice in our community. “We don’t want to think that someone would abuse or neglect an elderly person, but unfortunately it happens far more often than we may realize. Awareness of an issue is the key to preventing further harm to our most vulnerable. The upcoming PSRC events will educate us and remind us of what to do if we suspect abuse or have been the unfortunate victim of abuse or neglect,” says Sharon Hurley, PSRC director of social services.

During the month of June, PSRC is focusing on elder justice and the work of WEAAD by hosting several programs that will educate and strengthen social support in the wider Princeton community.

Monday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Beware the Green-Eyed Monster: Elder Abuse and Exploitation 2020, Presenter: Robert J. Shanahan, Esq. of Shanahan and Voight, LLC
Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
TED Talk – An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America
Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Elder Justice Forum: Lifting Up Voices with presentations by Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, WomanSpace, and Certified Wealth Management and Investment, LLC

About WEAAD: The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2006 in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for our communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders, and reaffirm our country’s commitment to the principle of justice for all.

Elder abuse is widespread. But when we come together by putting support services in place, and direct community resources toward addressing elder abuse we can prevent elder abuse from happening. Every year an estimated one in ten older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that elder abuse is significantly under-reported, in part because so many of our communities lack the social supports that would make it easier for those who experience abuse to report it. Research suggests that as few as one in fourteen cases of elder abuse come to the attention of authorities.

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC), is a community nonprofit where aging adults and their families find support, guidance, education, and social programs to help them navigate life transitions and continue to be active, healthy, and engaged in the community.

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