ALTON — The Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council, Oasis Women’s Center, Senior Services Plus and the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office will host a free conference, Elder Abuse Prevention: Protecting Our Community Friday, Aug. 28, at Senior Services Plus.
The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside Senior Services Plus’ School House Grill, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton.
The conference’s goal will be to provide attendees with information to better recognize elder abuse. Speakers will discuss topics and each will answer questions from attendees.
The event is open to the public to help heighten community awareness about elder abuse and increase their ability to recognize and report abuse. Attendees will be put in touch with agencies, organizations and individuals who work closely with the reporting and investigating of abuse.
The first portion of the conference will include guest speakers, with the last hour consisting of an expert panel to speak and answer questions from attendees. Representatives from the following agencies will be present: Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Comptroller’s Office, Gateway Foundation, Liberty Bank, Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurse Association, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, Illinois Guardianship Association, State’s Attorney General’s Office, Wellspring Resources and Senior Services Plus. Materials and resources from all participating agencies will be available.
Shuttle transportation will be provided for residents of Township Village in East Alton, Marian Heights Apartments in Alton and Skyline Towers in Alton. For information about shuttle service, call (618) 465-3298, ext. 111.
For additional information, or to make reservations, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298, ext. 100, or visit the agency’s website, www.seniorservicesplus.org, and check the event calendar. Reservations are encouraged but not required.