ALTON — The Oasis Women’s Center and Senior Services Plus will play host to a free conference, Elder Abuse Prevention: Protecting Our Community, on Friday, Aug. 29, at Senior Services Plus.
The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the agency’s School House Grill, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton.
The conference’s goal is to provide attendees with information to better recognize the many aspects of elder abuse. Speakers will discuss various topics and each will have time to answer questions from attendees. The event is open to the public to increase awareness about elder abuse and increase their ability to recognize and report abuse.
“By hosting this conference, we are working to provide the community with a toolkit of resources,” said Executive Director Margarette Trushel of Oasis Women’s Center. “When you leave, we hope that we have accomplished our goal and put you in contact with an agency, organization, or individual to where your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed.”
The event will be sponsored by 3rd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council, Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, Oasis Women’s Center and Senior Services Plus.
For information, or to RSVP for this event, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298 ext. 100 or visit the agency’s website, www.seniorservicesplus.org and check the event calendar. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.