COLUMBUS — The problem of elder abuse affects us all, which is why Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is encouraging Ohioans to register for a free webinar focused on empowerment and the protection of people aged 60 and over.
“A Strong and Just Ohio: Reframing the Elder Abuse Discussion,” to be presented June 22 by the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission, will explore ways to generate a sense of collective responsibility, elevate the issue of elder abuse on the public agenda and develop systemic solutions.
“My office takes on the bad guys who neglect Ohio’s seniors, but we’re also working hard to prevent this underreported problem,” Yost said. “Reframing the discussion about elder abuse will help all Ohioans thrive as we age.”
The webinar, featuring Julie Schoen and Alycia Ciseros of the National Center on Elder Abuse, is open to the public, but registration is required.
The event will follow on the heels of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated annually on June 15 and created by the nonprofit International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization. United Nations health.
By 2030, according to UN estimates, people aged 60 or over are expected to reach 1.4 billion worldwide, surpassing the youth population.
For more information about the Elder Abuse Commission or to get help for a victim of abuse, neglect, or financial abuse, call the Attorney General’s office at 1-800-282-0515.