Past Webinar: Preventing Elder Abuse & Exploitation
Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
“Elder abuse is a community problem with a community solution: Your involvement matters in the prevention of the devastating and life-threatening problem of elder abuse.” – MCEAP
Current statistics don’t reveal the reality of this drastically underreported problem. Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological or emotional and may also include neglect, abduction and isolation. It can happen to anyone and is most often perpetrated by a member of the victim’s own family.
While many barriers prevent older adults from getting the help they need, some great community-based efforts around our region are taking a proactive response targeting the heart of the problem: isolation and vulnerability.
On September 29th we’ll learn about elder abuse from Jill Randall with the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP) and hear from community leaders about the many proactive ways communities are combating elder abuse and promoting elder safety. Please join us for what we hope to be the start of an ongoing conversation that generates ideas on how age friendly community models can integrate elder abuse prevention concepts.
Jill Randall is a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly in Augusta, Maine. Jill graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2001 and after working in private practice for eight years, she joined LSE as a Helpline Attorney in 2009. Jill began working as a staff attorney in 2011 and in that role she represents seniors whose basic needs are being threatened through foreclosure, eviction, and public benefit appeals. A growing area of her practice is representing seniors who are victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. Jill has been involved with multiple elder abuse task forces around the state, including assisting with newly forming groups. She is also co-chair of the Education and Awareness Committee of the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention.