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Elder Abuse Task Force Hosting Symposium Next Week, Registration Remains Open

LANSING – The Elder Abuse Task Force (EATF) will host the first of two virtual symposiums next week to highlight topics relevant to protecting Michigan's seniors and answer questions from attendees. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will open the public event. Those interested in participating can learn more by visiting the registration page online. 

“The EATF continues to pursue important advocacy on behalf of our state’s elderly population,” Nessel said. “I encourage those interested in learning more about the task force’s impact and vital resources to attend this symposium.” 

Scheduled topics include: 

  • Resources for Members of the Public Interested in Protecting Older  
  • Adults Adult Protective Services (APS) 101 Basic Understanding  
  • How Can the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Help?  
  • To Avoid Guardianships and Conservatorships: Speak for Yourself  
  • Scams Targeting Seniors 

Last month, the EATF released a new video on the Department’s YouTube page focused on the general rights each nursing home resident has and must be afforded, as well as steps to take in the event a resident's rights have been violated. 

Other EATF resources on YouTube include training modules on how to recognize, report, and prevent adult abuse, neglect and exploitation.  

More information on the task force’s work can be found in its latest newsletter, which was released at the beginning of the year