An eastern Pennsylvania organization, The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, is celebrating 10 years working to help protect the rights of seniors in their area. To mark the occasion, a monument has been erected outside the county's human services building. The ceremony to unveil the monument features the current Secretary for the State Department of Aging, Brian Duke. The organization has a board of 30 members, which includes professionals from the areas of law, banking, nursing home employment, and the clergy. The main goals of their organization are public education and raising awareness about elder abuse. To learn more about this organization and their tenth anniversary celebration, please click here.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have been abused or neglected. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com. Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties.
Pennsylvania also has an Elder Abuse Task Force, which holds the mission to examine allegations of individuals who cheat, deceive, and/or abuse older Pennsylvanians. To report a potential case of elder abuse, please call their reporting hotline at (866) 623-2137.