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1974 - Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks at dedication of COC's first permanent building, the William G. Bonelli Instructional Resource Center [story]
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World Elder Abuse Awareness DayEvery year, millions of older and dependent adults become victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and other loved ones may be experiencing unimaginable trauma unknown to those around them. Last year alone, our Adult Protective Services team received and responded to nearly 50,000 referrals of older and dependent adult abuse – sadly, a record in L.A. County.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted a motion declaring June as Elder and Dependent Adult Awareness Month and June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  throughout the County of Los Angeles. During the month of June, the County is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of the escalating epidemic of elder and dependent adult abuse.

With the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting the older adult population, the need for awareness and engagement with our most vulnerable is even more crucial.

Here are simple ways you can spread awareness:

1) Wear purple on Monday, June 15 and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to the same.

2) Attend a Free Webinar at:

  • Aging in the COVID-19 World 
    Monday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    To register for the event, visit here.
  • Upholding Justice for Older Americans: A National Conversation 
    Monday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    To register for the event, visit here.

3) Learn about the warning signs of abuse, types of abuse and when and where to report it by visiting wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/aps.

It is critical for all of us to educate one another on how to identify, address, and prevent abuse to support our most vulnerable as we age.

5 Things Everyone Can do to Prevent Elder Abuse

Prevent Elder Abuse

We can lessen the risk of elder abuse by establishing foundations that make elder abuse difficult. Identifying ways to safeguard our vulnerable and empowering older adults will reduce the effects of aging. Here are five things everyone can do to build community support and prevent elder abuse:

Contact Us

Our L.A. County Adult Protective Service team provides a system of in-person response, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-877-4R-SENIORS (1-877-477-3646)

Long Term Care Related Reports: 1-800-334-9473

For more information on elder abuse or our Adult Protective Services team, visit here.

For information on COVID-19 services for older and dependent adults, visit here.

For information on Great Plates Delivered, visit here.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 36 new deaths and 439 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,626 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
LOS ANGELES (CN) — A day after a federal judge ordered the city and county of Los Angeles to take widespread action to quickly eradicate homelessness and audit the response to the crisis — including by ponying up $1 billion in an impound account within a week — attorneys for the city and county announced they will appeal the order as likely unlawful.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 35 new deaths and 439 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,612 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Castaic Lake is one of three freshwater lakes in Los Angeles County that will reopen for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Junior Lake Lifeguard Program this summer.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Caltrans District 7 Maintenance crews will be out in force across Los Angeles and Ventura counties to mark Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.

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