The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Elder Abuse Prevention Team, will host a workshop featuring a series of presentations and exhibitors from local healthcare and social service agencies for at-risk seniors. The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am, at El Dorado Park Senior Center, 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach.
“This workshop provides critical information for those who may be vulnerable to abuse, and aims to address the problem at its source in order to build a safer Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse Workshop
will provide preventative knowledge focusing on physical and financial abuse. In the first panel, elder abuse prevention experts will provide information aimed at ensuring the safety of people at risk of abuse and neglect from others, as well as self-inflicted neglect.
“The residents of the community are my No. 1 priority, and it’s important they are aware of the services available to protect their well-being,” said Councilmember Daryl Supernaw.
The workshop’s second panel will address methods of financial exploitation and how to safeguard from these abuses. Each session will be followed by a question and answer session.
"Aging is something that affects us all and our neighbors play a vital role in detecting elder abuse that often goes unreported," said Councilwoman Stacy Mungo. "In today's era, financial fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse impacting everyone's security."
This event is part of the City’s Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan
. Interpreters will provide information by request in Spanish and Khmer, and there will be an opportunity drawing and complimentary continental breakfast. For more event information, please contact Christina Boatwright at Christina.Boatwright@longbeach.gov
or 562.570.5841. About Safe Long Beach
Adopted by the City Council in May 2014, Safe Long Beach
, the City’s Violence Prevention Plan addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. The Plan draws upon the City's many existing assets to target violence at its root and attain the goal of building a safer Long Beach by 2020. For more information on Safe Long Beach, visit www.lbvpp.com