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Good Neighbor Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Posted on 06/11/2021
Good Neighbor Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Minden, Nevada – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2021.

Signs have been placed in the community to remind the public the importance of watching out for our older Americans.  A luncheon has been planned at the Douglas County Senior Center located at 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. The luncheon is open to all seniors, serving at 12:00 p.m. The cost of the lunch is $7 for those under 60, and $3 for those over 60 years of age.

The program will begin with a welcome from Sheriff Dan Coverley. The event will also be attended by Undersheriff Ron Elges, as well as Captains from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and volunteers from the Douglas Neighbor Good Neighbor Program, who will serve lunch to seniors.

A presentation will be provided on the efforts of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to raise awareness and curb elder abuse in the community. Two public service announcement videos created by the Good Neighbor Program will be premiered during the luncheon and released to social media. The Good Neighbor Program administered by Sgt. Bernadette Smith was designed to reach out and protect seniors who are most vulnerable. This is accomplished by connecting with our seniors.

A new Good Neighbor website will also be premiered at the luncheon. The recent development of the site was made possible through a grant from the Department of Justice for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Please visit www.dcsogoodneighbor.com to view the site. If you would like to volunteer for or make a referral to the Good Neighbor program please call (775) 783-6441.

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