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2013 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Empowering the community to identify and prevent elder abuse in the County

Editors Baltimore Times | 6/6/2013, 9:05 p.m.
Towson— Baltimore County Restoring Elder Abuse Today, (BC-REST) is a coalition working to educate and empower the community to identify ...

The coalition has representatives from many county departments including: Aging, Social Services, Health, Public Library, Human Relations Commission, and Police, as well as local organizations and businesses such as AARP, the Pro Bono Counseling Project, Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland, Family and Children's Services, Springhouse, Rite Aid, Home Watch Caregivers, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Community lawyers and Genesis Health Care.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, BC-REST presents a rally and seminar at the Towson Public Library located at 320 York Road in Towson, Maryland on Friday June 14, 2013 from noon to 2:15 p.m. A light lunch will be available to all attendees.

The event will educate the public on the problem of elder abuse, highlight the efforts of Coalition organizations to prevent and stop elder abuse, and generate a "call to action"— ways in which each participant at the rally can help to keep seniors and vulnerable adults safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The rally is free and open to the general public, with particular focus to family caregivers, older adults and senior advocates.

For more information, rally details and to register for the seminar, call 410-887-4200.