Office for the Aging Sponsors Training on Elder Abuse Aug. 27

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Office for the Aging will co-sponsor a free training program Aug. 27 for professionals who want to learn more about combating elder abuse and the financial exploitation of older people.

The training will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge, 132 W. Fifth St. Registration and lunch are free. Registration is required by Aug. 15.

The program is presented by Lifespan of Greater Rochester in conjunction with the Oswego County Office for the Aging, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Office for the Aging, and the Lewis County District Attorney’s Office.

“This is a unique opportunity to learn about collaborative approaches to combat elder mistreatment,” said Sara Sunday, Administrator of the Oswego County Office for the Aging. “The free training and interactive discussion will cover issues related to domestic violence and financial exploitation in later life. Collaborative approaches, ranging from identification of potential victims to possible prosecution, will be presented. Participants will also receive useful handout materials for future reference.”

Training and discussion will be led by Art Mason, LMSW, Director of Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program,  Hon. Leanne Moser, Lewis County District Attorney, and a representative of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

The training is developed for professionals who serve older adults including office for the aging staff, those who work in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecutors, domestic violence advocates, first responders and aging services professionals.

To register, contact Denise Shukoff at Lifespan of Greater Rochester, [email protected], or call (585) 287-6386.

The event is made possible by a grant from the New York State Office for the Aging and administered by the Monroe County Office for the Aging.