Verizon Wireless, through the HopeLine Foundation, will sponsor a series of workshops and training session dealing with various aspects of Elder Abuse at this year’s Summit on Aging and Health. The Summit will take place from August 26 – 28 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO.
Conference attendees can choose to participate in the Elder Abuse track that will feature five different workshops over three days all designed to help understand and prevent domestic abuse and financial exploitation of Missouri’s senior population.
Topics for the workshops include: protection of financial assets; signs of abuse and Missouri’s Elder Abuse Hotline; Missouri’s guardianship reform initiatives; senior bullying; and scams directed at the senior population.
MA4 Executive Director Catherine Edwards applauded Verizon Wireless’ focus on domestic violence and elder abuse problems in Missouri. “Elder abuse is a problem that often goes unreported and is invisible to many people in society,” said Edwards. “Verizon’s willingness sponsor these important workshops, and to help open the veil of secrecy surrounding elder abuse is an invaluable asset to Missouri’s seniors.”
The Verizon HopeLine project provides support for shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention in Missouri and throughout the United States.