Elder abuse prevention program at SAGE

Lillian Ribeiro

SUMMIT, NJ — SAGE Eldercare is offering a program about the warning signs and prevention of elder abuse on Friday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at 290 Broad St. in Summit. Every year approximately four million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological and/or other forms of abuse and neglect according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable senior. Elder abuse can occur anywhere — in the home, in nursing homes or other institutions. It affects older adults across all socioeconomic groups, cultures and races.

This presentation will highlight warning signs, what to do if you suspect you or someone you know is being abused, and how to prevent the abuse from happening. The program will be lead by Lillian Ribeiro, a community educator from the YWCA Union County.

This presentation is open to all. To register or for more information, call 908-598-5548 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, visit www.sageeldercare.org.