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

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