MI AG Nessel Joins Michigan Lawmakers at Their Elder Abuse Town Halls

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

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:

  • Southfield – 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, with Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden and Sen. Jeremy Moss at the Southfield Public Library, located at 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield.
  • Detroit – 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, with Rep. Cynthia Johnson at St. Stephen AME Church, located at 6000 John E. Hunter St. in Detroit.
  • Lake Orion – 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, with Sen. Rosemary Bayer at 20 Front St., located at 20 Front St. in Lake Orion.
  • Detroit – 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with Rep. Leslie Love at Greater Emmanuel Institution, located at 19190 Schaefer Hwy. in Detroit.
  • Kalamazoo – 11:30 a.m. Monday, oct. 21, with Sen. Sean McCann and Rep. Jon Hoadley at IBEW Local 131 located at 3641 E. Cork St. in Kalamazoo.
  • Howell – 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, with Rep. Hank Vaupel at Livingston County EMS, located at 1911 Tooley Rd. in Howell.
  • Lansing – 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, with Rep. Angela Whitwer at Delta Township District Library, located at 5130 Davenport Dr. in Lansing. 
  • Ypsilanti – 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 with Rep. Ronnie Peterson at Huron Valley PAC, located at 2940 Ellsworth Rd. in Ypsilanti.

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.

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