What is elder abuse? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”. Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect. Elder abuse is a crime.
State Senator Jim Runestad of the 15th District is committed to looking out for the vulnerable and is a strong advocate of older citizens who have been at the hand of elder abuse. As part of his commitment to aid those who have dealt with elder abuse, he has introduced bills to help protect elders in nursing homes and a bill to allow financial scheme crimes against the elderly to be prosecuted as racketeering.
On Monday, September 30th, 2019, State Senator Runestad will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting about Elder Abuse Prevention from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. He will be joined by Attorney General Dana Nessel to discuss elder abuse prevention at the Novi Public Library.
For more information, visit SenatorJimRunestad.com/elderabuseprevention