Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

 

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

11562 “B” Avenue

Auburn, California  95603

530 889-7000

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

September 17, 2008                                  

 

Contact:          Laura Conrad

                        Victim Advocate

                        530 886-2271

 

 

Are you over 60 years old? Do you have a friend or loved one who is over the age of 60? If so, you won’t want to miss the Placer County District Attorney’s 6th Annual Elder Conference “Strategies for Successful Aging.”

 

It is a known fact that seniors have become HUGE targets of abuse. They hold most of the assets in this country and perpetrators prey upon their vulnerability and trusting ways.

 

We are committed to educating our community about the types of abuse being perpetrated right here in Placer County, and what seniors can do to protect themselves! We also feel that it is just as important for seniors to know what resources are out there and available to them. This is why we have joined forces with Seniors First, a local non-profit referral agency, and are planning our first ever ˝ day conference and ˝ day resource fair, which will include approximately 50-60 vendors and a flu shot clinic provided by Placer County Community Clinics!

 

The conference will take place at William Jessup University located at 333 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, CA on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  There is no fee for this event and a complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.  Lunch will be available for purchase.

 

We are pleased to announce that San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood has accepted our invitation as keynote speaker. Paul Greenwood has been a prosecutor with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for over 15 years and has prosecuted more than 200 felony elder and dependant adult abuse cases, including eight murder cases.

 

Following the conference, guests will be encouraged to stay and attend the resource fair. The fair will include over 50 vendors who provide valuable services throughout Placer County to seniors and dependant adults. You will also want to gear up for winter by getting your flu shot! Flu shots are free to Medicare recipients with a card and will be available to others for a nominal fee.

 

Seating is limited, so guests will need to R.S.V.P. to Marty at Seniors First, (530) 889-9500 ext. 215 or by email Marty@seniorsfirst.org, no later than October 15, 2007. We look forward to meeting you.

 

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