Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
LANSING – Continuing to bring awareness to the often unrecognized and unreported instances of elder abuse in the state, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be the guest speaker at several Elder Abuse town halls hosted by legislators in October and November.
Attorney General Nessel said she is honored to be the guest speaker at the following town halls:
These town halls follow a 12-stop Elder Abuse Listening Tour conducted by Nessel and Michigan Supreme Court Justices Richard Bernstein and Megan Cavanagh to get feedback from seniors and advocates on nine Elder Abuse Task Force Initiatives and to understand the challenges senior residents and their advocates were facing. With more than 73,000 older adults who are victims of elder abuse each year, awareness is critical.
The Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Task Force was established to crack down on these crimes and is made up of nearly 50 different organizations including law enforcement, state agencies, the Michigan House, Senate and Congressional delegation, and advocacy groups.
Nessel and local lawmakers are hoping to share more information with residents about the resources available to them now and efforts to better safeguard our most vulnerable populations – including how seniors can protect themselves from elder abuse and common consumer scams.
To learn more about the Elder Abuse Task Force, visit www.mi.gov/elderabuse.