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P.E.A.N.E

Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation - P.E.A.N.E.

P.E.A.N.E is community education and advocacy for the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Call us today if you are interested in hosting a community education session with your local group, business or organization. Let us help you learn the signs as well as how and when to report a situation.

All older people are potential victims of Elder Abuse. While Elder abuse is occurring in many domestic and institutional settings, it is frequently not obvious. Particularly vulnerable to abuse, neglect, exploitation and scams are elderly and disabled adults who are unable to provide for their daily needs or who are cognitively impaired.

Many victims are reluctant to tell anyone about the abuse because they may not see themselves as being exploited, or are ashamed that family members or caretakers, on whom they depend, have mistreated them. Victims often do not report abuse because they fear the consequences if help is taken away, or fear possible physical or emotional retaliation.

Livingston County Catholic Charities funded by Area Agency on Aging 1B has formed an Elder Abuse Coalition working hand in hand with The Liv. Co. Prosecutors office, Dept. of Health and Human Servcies - APS, Michigan Prosecutors Association, Ombudsman - AAA1-B, Crimes Victims Legal Assistance Project, Foguth Financial, Fowlerville Police Dept., Liv. Cty. Sheriff's Dept. and community volunteers. This group is working to educate the community, medical and banking professionals, seniors, family members and caregivers with regard to risk factors and community resources available to put a stop to such a crime

Elder Abuse Awareness Month Activities, June 2024

Come join our Elder Justice Team on June 11 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Livingston County EMS Building as we present Loneliness & Isolation: The Next Health Crisis. According to the National Poll on Healthy Aging conducted by the University of Michigan “one in three adults report feeling isolated from others.” More than 37% reported that they had a feeling of not having companionship in their lives. The US Surgeon General has reported that isolation and loneliness is more harmful than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Hear speakers from IHA Medical group and a therapist from Livingston County Catholic Charities talk about the effects isolation and loneliness can have on you mentally, emotionally, and physically. We will also have a local Veteran talk about their personal journey they have had with loneliness and isolation. Then you can learn how to combat the effects of and how to prevent loneliness and isolation from taking over your or a loved one’s life.
If an all-day event does not fit into your schedule, you can join us at one of the following senior centers for some fun, socialization, and good food. See the June Activities Flyer.
          Brighton Senior Center – June 4, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
          Putnam Senior Center – June 5, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
          Hamburg Senior Center – June 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
          Hartland Senior Center – June 18, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
          Howell Senior Center – June 27, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
June 1 at 12:00 PM at the Fowlerville Library we will kick off the festivities with Senior Day at the library for a movie and ice cream and some free goodies. The Elder Justice Team thanks you for your continued support. Without a great community behind us, we could never do the great activities and events in the community that not only educate, but bring old friends together, and hopefully brings new friends into our lives.
Do not cast me aside in my old age; as my strength fails, do not forsake me. Psalms 71:9