Wednesday, June 11, 2008

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Rally June 13

Janet Lamb • Reader Submitted • June 9, 2008 A World Elder Abuse Awareness Day rally will be held on June 13 at the War Memorial Plaza from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m, sponsored by the Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Organizations, including Nashville Metropolitan Police Department, United States Postal Inspections Service, YWCA, Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, Adult Protective Services and Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, will have booths to distribute information on financial exploitation, postal fraud, home and community based services and more. General Sessions Judge Daniel Eisenstein, who presides over Mental Health Court, will speak on elder abuse issues. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has been recognized by Governor Bredesen and the State Legislature on June 15. The rally is to bring awareness to the crimes of physical, emotional and financial abuse of elder and vulnerable adults.

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