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September 22, 2014Read Story Erie County plans series of forums on elder abuse

From the Buffalo News:

Erie County plans series of forums on elder abuse

From Staff reports

  Published:  September 21, 2014, 07:55 PM

Updated: September 21, 2014, 11:20 PM

Members of the Erie County Legislature are holding a series of forums with the Erie County Council Against Elder Abuse.

Following is the schedule of forums, which highlight abuse issues and outreach efforts:

Tuesday – Legislator Joseph Lorigo, 9:30 a.m. to noon, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.

Wednesday – Legislator Lynne Dixon, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hamburg Senior Center, 4150 Sowles Road.

Friday – Legislator Edward Rath, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audobon Parkway.

Sept. 29 – Legislator Chairman John Mills, 10 a.m. to noon, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave.

Oct. 10 – Legislator Kevin Hardwick, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road.

For further information, contact the Legislature at 858-7500.


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Interagency Announcement:                                 

If you Suspect Abuse, TAKE ACTION!

More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported each year in Erie County. Many more cases are never reported.

If you suspect abuse and would like legal assistance, please contact:

Center for Elder Law & Justice:


For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, please contact:

Crisis Services Hotline at:


If you suspect someone is being abused, please contact:

Erie County Protective Services for Adults: 


For general information on programs or referrals, please contact:

Erie County Department of Senior Services / NY Connects: 


            In an emergency, call 911

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