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Empower yourself with tools to help keep older adults safe

Elder abuse is a serious, but often hidden, problem in our communities. One in eleven older adults in the U.S. is victim of physical, sexual or financial abuse, or neglectful care.  But you can help to keep seniors safe by educating yourself and empowering the seniors in your life! 

On June 15, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Baltimore County Department of Aging will mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with a forum at the Sollers Point Multipurpose Center, located at 320 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk. Participants will learn how to identify elder abuse and connect seniors to help and support. The forum is open to the public and includes a continental breakfast and free gift.

After the forum, the County will host a free shred-a-thon in the Center’s parking lot from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to bring one box or bag of documents to be shredded to protect personal information from identity theft. The forum is hosted by Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today and sponsored by AARP.  It is free and no registration is required. For the shred-a-thon, register at or call 877-926-8300. 

For more information about WEAAD, contact 410-887-4200.

Revised September 26, 2016