On Wednesday, December 1st, Senator Robach attended, and make remarks at, the County Executive's Holiday Seniors Ball. Sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and teh Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau, the event was held at the Double Tree Hotel. Senator Robach is pictured with Lois Robinson, Coordinator, MARC of Baden Senior Center.
This past Saturday, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, the annual luncheon for AARP Chapter 4598. Senator Robach also presented the organization with a proclamation to celebrate their 20 years of service to our community.
Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) protects New York’s most frail and vulnerable population by providing direct intervention services, public education, and training for professionals to assist victims.
Since 1998, Lifespan has intervened in thousands of elder abuse/mistreatment cases and trained more than 25,000 professionals from Buffalo to Brooklyn to recognize elder abuse and what steps to take when it is identified.
Some tragic facts concerning elder abuse:
· In NYS, more than 260,000 older adults are victims of elder abuse every year.
· Financial exploitation is the most prevalent form of abuse.
I was pleased to join members of G.R.A.P.E., Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, at their annual legislative Town Hall meeting this morning. Many thanks for the invite, and for all that you do for the elderly in our community.
I had a great time today participating in Zumba Gold at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities Beatrice Place. It was nice seeing so many seniors staying active and getting fit, while enjoying each others company. Many thanks to welcoming staff at Beatrice Place for inviting me to participate, and to my colleagues from the Greece Town Board, Andy Conlon and Mike Barry, for joining me in the fun!