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Several groups participating in elder abuse conference Friday in Alton

ALTON – The Oasis Women’s Center and Senior Services Plus will be hosting a free conference, “Elder Abuse Prevention: Protecting Our Community” on Friday, Aug. 29, at Senior Services Plus.

The event will take place inside the agency’s School House Grill from 1:30 to 4 p.m., located at 2603 N. Rodgers Ave. in Alton.

The goal of the conference will be to provide attendees with a wide range of 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 help heighten community 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.

The conference will include presentations from Liberty Bank on Financial Exploitation and Piasa Martial Arts whose topic is “Victim Prevention Preparedness.” Additionally, there will be a panel available to answer questions for attendees. Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder and State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will serve as speakers at the conference.

For additional information, or to RSVP for this event, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298 extension 100 or visit the agency’s website, and check the event calendar. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

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