Thursday, April 24, 2014

Elder Justice Event in Johnstown

Today, there is an elder justice event taking place in Johnstown, PA.  This event will host speakers from state and local justice agencies and is sponsored by the Cambria County Elder Abuse Task Force. For more information, please visit the Tribune-Democrat's article, located here.

Instances of elder abuse are not uncommon in Pennsylvania, which has a large aging population.  The term "elder abuse" can be used for seniors who have suffered physical, financial, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect.  According to state data, the three most common types of abuse experienced by older Pennsylvanians are self neglect, caregiver neglect, and financial abuse.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer who takes nursing home abuse and neglect cases in the western and central Pennsylvania areas.  He takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties, and his practice is based in Altoona, PA.  For more information on his firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at

To access Pennsylvania’s resource page for elder abuse, please click this link.

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