Elder Abuse Program receives Evergreen Foundation grant
The Senior Resource Center has received a grant of $11,504 from the Evergreen Foundation to continue the Elder Abuse Program that was previously administered by the 30th Judicial Alliance through specialized federal grant programs.
“The Alliance did a great job with the program, and its success was evident in an increase in abuse reports. We are pleased that we will be able to pick up the program, and hopefully continue doing what the Alliance did so well,” said John Chicoine, manager of the Senior Resource Center.
“We are pleased to have the program continue in the heart of the senior community,” says Sue Fowler, executive director of the 30th Alliance.
The Elder Abuse Program’s target population will be seniors who are or may become at risk for abuse, professionals and front-line staff who need to be able to recognize signs of abuse and understand steps to report it, and the general public who needs to have increased awareness and sensitivity to elder abuse issues.
Kim Gardner who coordinated the program for 30th Judicial Alliance, will again be coordinating the program.
“Kim knows the program and already has an established relationship with other professionals in the community,” said Chicoine. “We will be able to hit the ground running with this program.”