Legislator Mills announces Elder Abuse Outreach to address threats to vulnerable residents

Erie County Legislator John Mills announces he is hosting an Elder Abuse Outreaches to address the various forms of abuse that threaten senior citizens on a daily basis, and to provide valuable assistance to seniors. In total, more than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported in Erie County each year and the Legislators are utilizing experts to address these concerns.

The outreach will be held at the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., Orchard Park, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29 in partnership with the Council Against Elder Abuse, Erie County Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Unit and Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY.

“The Elder Abuse Outreach will bring experts directly to seniors and provide them with information to help prevent and stop elder abuse. We can help victims get the help they need, there are many resources in Erie County available. Getting the information to victims is key,” said Legislator Mills.

Legislator Mills is partnering with his colleagues in the Majority Caucus to offer a series of Elder Abuse Outreaches:

  • Legislator Ted Morton at the Cheektowaga Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 16
  • Legislator Joseph Lorigo at the West Seneca Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23
  • Legislator Lynne Dixon at the Hamburg Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24
  • Legislator Edward Rath at the Amherst Center for Senior Services from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
  • Legislator Kevin Hardwick at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10

For additional information, please contact the Erie County Legislature at 858-7500.