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The Wayne County Elder Abuse Task Force hosts an Elder Justice Day on May 16, from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a free event at the Ladore Performing Arts and Recreation Center located at 287 Owego Turnpike in Waymart, is open to all members the community, to educate and raise awareness of issues of elder abuse and the rights of older adults.
The day’s events will include speakers from the Wayne County District Attorney's Office, Mary Bach, a consumer advocate, and Jeffrey Dauber, the Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Greater PA Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, as well as vendor tables and door prizes. Lunch and transportation, within the county, will be provided.
The Wayne County Elder Abuse task force was established in 2016 as a collaboration of various professionals and members of the community including: social service agencies, law enforcement, medical professionals, financial institutions, and community members. The mission of the Task Force is to educate concerned citizens and professionals to be able to identify and report cases of potential exploitation, fraud, neglect, and abuse of older adults.
To register for this event, call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at 570-253-4262. Please make your reservation early, since space is limited.For more information about the Wayne County Elder Abuse Task Force or this event, call Maggie Hicks at 570-253-4262.
To report abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of an elderly person, please call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at 570-253-4262 or 1-800-648-9620. Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reports can also be made to the state hotline at 1-800-490-8505.