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December 2, 2008

Elder Abuse and Elder Watch: Help for Victims (WA. USA)

Elder watch program is formed in Des Moines
By Earline Byers
December 01, 2008

Why, oh why, would anyone abuse our "Greatest Generation" and "Baby Boomers," or any helpless soul-- young, old or in-between?Maybe simply, "Cuz they can." That answer begs for change.

Sadly, huge opportunities to inflict abuse upon helpless, trusting elderly people exist and perpetuators hide behind a mask of goodness.

Subject then to abuse, victims just shut up and pray to maintain sanity and life, unaware their bank accounts and personal possessions are in jeopardy. Real caregivers resent those thieves.
Locating compatible caretakers is challenging. Yet, these generations are gentle people, easily agreeable and "not wanting to be a bother.
"Tragedy is too often discovered after many physical, emotional and financial scars exist.

Don Harper of the Des Moines Senior Center Advisory Committee and Corey created the "Elder Watch Advocacy Program" in a joint effort with Sue Padden, Des Moines senior services manager. The program is supported by South King Fire & Rescue as well as the Des Moines and Normandy Park police departments. Website: www.publicsafe.org/elderwatch.

Elder Watch serves both Normandy Park and Des Moines citizens.

Thanks to volunteers Harper and Corey, Elder Watch help is a telephone call away. Yet someone needs to make that call. Volunteers are needed and full training is provided.Printed materials are at city offices, libraries and www.publicsafe.org/elderwatch
Call 253-946-7338 (not 24 hr) or DM/NP Senior Center 206-878-1642.

Abridged
SOURCE: Highline Times - Seattle,WA,USA
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