First Metro Bank hosts free community education seminar, luncheon
In an effort to combat all types of elder abuse, First Metro Bank is planning a free community education seminar called Protecting Our Senior Citizens from Elder Abuse.
Representatives from First Metro Bank, Franklin County Department of Human Resources and the Russellville Police Department will present information to community members about the various forms of elder abuse and describe measures individuals can take to prevent, detect and report abuse.
The one-hour seminar and luncheon will be held at the A.W. Todd Centre June 22 beginning at noon. Lunch catered by Pilgrim’s Place Barbeque and Catering will be provided for seminar attendees courtesy of First Metro Bank.
This free, educational seminar and luncheon is open to all interested members of the community.
“Please join us to learn how you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from elder abuse,” said Alana Parker, First Metro Bank community reinvestment officer. “It happens within our communities more often than we realize, and many citizens don’t know how to prevent, detect or report these crimes.
“This seminar will provide great information for caregivers, senior citizens, healthcare workers, and anyone else who has an elderly person whom they love and wish to protect,” Parker added. “We are so grateful for the partnership with the Russellville Police Department and the Franklin County Department of Human Resources in this endeavor.”
Leah Yocom, DHR family service supervisor for Adult Protective Service and Foster Care, said Franklin County DHR “hopes to incorporate a more strategic collaboration with our community to help strengthen understanding of our respective roles in alleviating elder abuse.”
“Many of the elderly don’t receive the care and attention they need; therefore, they are primary targets for abuse, neglect, and exploitation,” Yocom added.
All interested community members are encouraged to attend.
Seating for this event is limited. Contact Parker at 256-314-1627 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.