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Elder Abuse Awareness and SALT

 

Bureau Chief Tricia George speaking at Guilderland Town Hall SALT Event

 

Members of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) team will be speaking about Elder Abuse Awareness during the month of June at the following locations and times:

 

New Scotland Senior Outreach Program - June 6th, 1:00pm - Check out YNN Coverage HERE!

Guilderland Town Hall   - June 12th, 11:30pm-12:00pm

Senior Projects of Ravena - June 14th, 4:30pm-5:00pm

Watervliet Senior Center - June 19th, 1:00pm

Ogden Mills Apartments in Cohoes - June 26th, 11:30pm-12:00pm

 

“Seniors are one of the most sought after targets for victimization by criminal opportunists. As law enforcement and service providers, we cannot allow our elders to become victims of anyone, especially those they love and trust. Any abuse of older adults is a serious crime, and my office – through the Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) initiative – is prepared to advocate and seek justice on their behalf. However, elder abuse is a highly under-recognized problem with devastating consequences. We come together during the month of June to spread awareness of this problem and foster action in the fight against elder abuse,” said DA David Soares. “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be June 15, 2012.  Please call our SALT Team if you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement for seniors in your community.”

 

If you have questions about how to help please call our S.A.L.T. team at: 447-SALT (447-7258). 

Or, contact S.A.L.T.’s partner organizations:

Albany County Office for the Aging 
(518) 447-7198

www.albanycounty.com/aging

 

Albany County Department of Social Services, Adult Service Division 
(518) 447-7511

www.albanycounty.com/cyf/

 

Albany County Long Term Care Council/NY Connects

www.nyconnects.org

 

Equinox Elder Abuse Project

(518) 434-6135

www.equinoxinc.org