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NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter Joins with DSAS & NEON To Host Elder Abuse Workshop

Cleveland, OH —- The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) Greater Cleveland Chapter in collaboration with Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON) will host an Elder Abuse Workshop on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in classroom A & B at NEON, 8300 Hough Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103.

The workshop will be facilitated by DSAS Deputy Administrator of Senior and Adult Services Natasha Pietrocola and will address identifying the various forms of elder abuse and the resources available to assist elders who are potentially abused or in other situations of exploitation. The afternoon will also include lunch, raffles and door prizes. NEON’s new program initiative Seniors in Touch will participate in the workshop that is free and open to the public with R.S.V.P.

The issue of elder abuse is just one of many topics NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter champions as part of its Coalescing Conversation series that focusing on community partnerships to highlight people, organizations and issues affecting the community to encourage discourse, action and viable solutions. Through the years the series has focused on Sickle Cell Anemia; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); and AIDS.  Recently, the Coalescing Conversations series has addressed the issue of cancer with partner The Gathering Place and human trafficking with partner The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking.

“Since the founding of our organization in Cleveland the Coalescing Conversation series has been an important part of how our organization advocates on behalf of the most venerable in our community.” says Elizabeth A. Jones president of NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter.  “Neglect and abuse of the elderly is underreported and under addressed with around 15,000 cases of elder abuse reported in Ohio every year. NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter, DSAS and NEON have joined together to increase awareness and access to resources in an on-going effort to improve the health and well-being of our city’s residents.”

Please join the NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter, DSAS and NEON for this informative workshop on elder abuse.  For more information on the Elder Abuse Workshop, upcoming Coalescing Conversations or NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter, please visit www.nc100bwgc.org or call President Elizabeth A. Jones at 216.765.0665.