In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Day tomorrow, June 12, 2019, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, and Oregon DHS Aging and People with Disabilities Director Ashely Carson Cottingham will distribute new Oregon “Elder Abuse Pocket Guides” created by the Oregon Department of Justice at the Hollywood Senior Center in Portland. They will also meet tomorrow with seniors to discuss emerging scams, frauds and ways they can protect themselves and their families.
“Reports of elder abuse have grown in Oregon, and the new “Elder Abuse Pocket Guide” is a resource for all law enforcement officers, first responders and others in the community who interact with older adults. It is a quick and handy tool designed to help professionals who work throughout the community spot signs of elder abuse, and locate resources to help if somebody has been a victim of an elder abuse or a scam,” said Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum.
WHEN: June 12, 2019
WHO: Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon
Danielle Outlaw, Portland Police Chief
Ashley Carson Cottingham, Oregon DHS Aging and People with Disabilities Director
Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon
WHERE: Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
TIME: 8:15-9:00 AM
To RSVP, please contact Kristina Edmunson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon Attorney General’s office has a suite of education materials available for distribution, including 10 Signs It Is A Scam and Just Hang Up. If you think you have fallen victim to a fraud or scam, contacted the Oregon Department of Justice online at www.OregonConsumer.gov.