Date(s) - 04/23/2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Elder abuse is shockingly common. More than four million older adults are abused each year in the United States (Acierno, 2010). Whether the form of abuse is defined as financial, physical, sexual, emotional, neglectful, or a combination of these, it is devastating for the victims and for those who love them. With growing knowledge about the aging process, systems of care, and health care reform there is now an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference. Funders will learn about the backdrop in which elder abuse occurs and will be stimulated to think differently about how their priorities, present and future, directly and indirectly, can minimize this awful reality.
Speakers will include Laura Rath, MSG, Senior Program Officer, The Archstone Foundation and the Co-Directors of the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect and the National Center on Elder Abuse, both located at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine: Laura Mosqueda, MD, and Mary Twomey, MSW. This webinar will be produced by the American Society on Aging. For more information and to register, please click here.