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Posted on: May 20, 2021

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Abuse Tuesdays

For Elder Abuse Awareness Month, LCOG’s Senior & Disability Services (S&DS) Adult Protective Services (APS) team has scheduled trainings that are free for the public to attend every Tuesday in June 2021. You may attend one, two, or all of the trainings listed below. If you are interested in attending, please register for the trainings and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

Week 1: Tuesday, June 1st 230-330 PM Panel Discussion with APS Specialist Geoff Clark, JCPD chief Bob Morris, CAHOOTS RN Brenton Gicker

In case you missed it: This is the first of four trainings that APS is putting on for Elder Abuse Awareness Month. This is a recording of our first training which was the Panel Discussion: Geoff Clark with Adult Protective Services, Bob Morris, Chief, Junction City Police and Brenton Gicker, RN, CAHOOTS discussed the multiple approaches to addressing elder abuse, the interaction and collaboration of their respective agencies and how you can report concerns of elder abuse.

Week 2: APS in a nutshell Tuesday, June 8th 1-2PM by APS Specialists Jessica Justman and Deb Holloway 

In case you missed it: This is the second of four trainings that APS hosted for Elder Abuse Awareness Month. This is a recorded training which was APS in a Nutshell presented by APS Specialists Jessica Justman and Debi Holloway.

Week 3: Self-neglect 101 Tuesday June 15th 11-12PM by APS Specialist Geoff Clark

Week 4: APS nutshell Tuesday 22nd 530-630PM by APS Specialists Jessica Justman and Deb Holloway

For detailed descriptions and to sign up, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-about-abuse-tuesdays-tickets-154474351945

S&DS’s own Adult Protective Services Specialist (APSS) Lead Worker Geoff Clark was interviewed by Tracy Berry on Community Forum for Elder Abuse Awareness Month. You can listen to it here or on Sunday, June 6th on these McKenzie River Broadcasting stations: at 6:30 A.M. on KKNU-FM (New Country 93.3); at 7:00 a.m. on KMGE-FM (94.5 Mix-FM); and at 7:00 a.m. on KEUG-FM (105.5 BOB-FM) or online at www.kknu.fm. Thank you, Tracy Berry and McKenzie River Broadcasting stations, for helping S&DS raise awareness for Elder Abuse Awareness Month!


Emily Farrell, Director of LCOG Senior & Disability Services, was interviewed by Larry Bloomfield on KXCR 90.7 FM for Elder Abuse Awareness Month. You can access it here or June 11th at 11 a.m. or June 12th at 8:30 a.m. Thank you KXCR for helping S&DS raise awareness for Elder Abuse Awareness Month!

To report elder abuse, contact S&DS APS at 541-682-4140.

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