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Learn more about important topics that affect us all as we age

Join the Atlanta Regional Commission for the empowerline Forum Series to explore with others crucial topics related to aging in the region. Attendees include residents of metro Atlanta, professionals, service providers, nonprofit and healthcare organizations, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and others. These seminars help us all better understand some of the complex issues that older people and individuals with disabilities face in our community. Each session will champion ways to promote quality of life for residents living in the Atlanta region regardless of age or abilities.

UPCOMING FORUMS

In Plain Sight: Elder Protection

Date: Tuesday, December 10

Time: 8:30 – 12 p.m.

Location: Heffner Hall, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road, Tucker, 30084

Elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation are not always recognizable at first glance. In this half-day forum, experts will address the less-obvious sides of these phenomena, how to become alert to red flags, and what to do about them. Attendees will also learn how to share information about the enormity of the problem in order to prevent older individuals from becoming victims.

This is a free event.

Speakers include:

  • Jeanne Canavan
    Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, Elder Exploitation Unit
  • Stephen DeBaun
    Attorney-at-Law Specializing in Elder Law
  • Will Johnson
    State Resource Prosecutor for Elder and Disabled Abuse, Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia
  • Pat King
    Manager, Forensic Special Initiatives Unit, Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
  • Steve Krumm
    Managing Attorney, Senior Citizens Law Project, Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Cathy Mendelsohn
    Communications and Outreach Specialist, Consumer Protection Division, Georgia Department of Law
  • Sharee Rines
    Training and Policy Team Supervisor, Adult Protective Services, Georgia Division of Human Services, Division of Aging Services

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