Advocates press officials on elder abuse | SkyHiNews.com

Advocates press officials on elder abuse

Community leaders, law enforcement officials and others are scheduled to converge in Hot Sulphur Springs next week to attend a presentation about the treatment of elders and procedures when it comes to elder abuse, stemming from a recent local incident.

The presentation was reportedly organized after county officials were approached by a local advocate for elders, who specifically outlined the alleged dysfunctions of local entities and organizations when it comes to elder care and elder abuse situations.

One such situation — which will be detailed in an upcoming edition of Sky-Hi News — deals with the continuing problems plaguing a Grand Lake woman who was reportedly assaulted by a former tenant who allegedly destroyed the woman's property and stole several items, and the alleged mishandling of the case by local law enforcement and other officials.

The presentation is aimed at discussing best practices for local law enforcement and other local officials when handling cases involving senior citizens.

Advocates for the elderly are urging local senior citizens to attend the public workshop, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 inside the county commission's meeting room in Hot Sulphur Springs.