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2021 Ohio Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Thank you for attending and supporting the 2021 Ohio Elder Abuse Awareness Day webinar, Effective Strategies for Serving Older Ohioans at Risk of Adult Maltreatment, through the Pandemic and Beyond which was held on June 28, 2021. The program was a great success reaching over 300 attendees.

The webinar program encouraged effective collaboration to prevent and protect older adults from maltreatment, including abuse, neglect and exploitation.  The program showcased innovations by state and local experts that highlighted their efforts to address the unique needs of serving and protecting older adults during the pandemic. The webinar focused on changes to the service delivery systems, the importance of professional self-care, and lessons learned that may continue post-pandemic.

The program reviewed the progress the state and several other programs have made, such as reviewing past, present and future steps to examine how Ohio is making a difference in the lives of older adults and victims of elder abuse. The Elder Abuse Commission believes that events and activities that commemorate Ohio Elder Abuse Awareness Day annually have a direct impact on increasing elder awareness state-wide. The Commission members remain encouraged with Ohio’s continuous progress; however, this work unfortunately remains unfinished. Overall, the information shared reinforced the efforts to make Ohio a safe place for everyone.

The event featured speakers representing the following organizations and agencies:

  • Grove City Police Department
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office - Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office - Health Care Fraud Unit
  • Ohio Department on Aging
  • Ohio Department of Insurance
  • Ohio Geriatrics Society
  • Ohio Job and Family Director’s Association
  • Ohio Victim Witness Association  

For additional information or to request a similar training, please contact Sylvia Pla-Raith at Sylvia.Pla-Raith@OhioAGO.gov.