Tuesday Oct 14 2008
Elder Conference set for Oct. 25
By: Bradford R. Fenocchio District Attorney
Are you over 60 years old? Do you have a friend or loved one who is over the age of 60? If so, you won’t want to miss the Placer County District Attorney’s 6th annual Elder Conference, “Strategies for Successful Aging.” It is a known fact that seniors have become huge targets of abuse. They hold most of the assets in this country and perpetrators prey upon their vulnerability and trusting ways. We are committed to educating our community about the types of abuse being perpetrated right here in Placer County, and what seniors can do to protect themselves. We also feel that it is just as important for seniors to know what resources are out there and available to them. This is why we have joined forces with Seniors First, a local non-profit referral agency, and are planning our first ever half-day conference and half-day resource fair, which will include approximately 50-60 vendors and a flu shot clinic provided by Placer County Community Clinics. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at William Jessup University located at 333 Sunset Blvd., in Rocklin, There is no fee for this event and a complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for purchase. San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood will be the keynote speaker. Greenwood has been a prosecutor with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for more than 15 years and has prosecuted more than 200 felony elder and dependant adult abuse cases, including eight murder cases. Following the conference, guests will be encouraged to stay and attend the resource fair. The fair will include more than 50 vendors who provide valuable services throughout Placer County to seniors and dependant adults. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to Marty at Seniors First (530) 889-9500 ext. 215 or by e- mail to Marty@seniorsfirst.org, no later than Oct. 15.