Keep victims of elder abuse safe

 
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The Shalom Center provides a safe haven for individuals over the age of 65 who are victims of abuse, including a full range of health care and supportive services and a coordinated system of care. 

Many individuals do not realize that they are being abused by a love one until it is too late.  Financial account information may be compromised and the victim no longer has access to his or her money and this makes it harder to leave an abusive situation.  

Funds raised for the Shalom Center are used to offset costs incurred for medical care, social services, nursing care, therapy, and other necessary items.  Often, elder abuse victims arrive at Cedar Village with only the clothes they are wearing.  Your donation will help provide those in need with items they need to begin their life again.

Cedar Village is the home of the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.   The Shalom Center provides a safe haven for individuals over the age of 65 who are victims of abuse, including a full range of health care and supportive services and a coordinated system of care.

While victims are living at Cedar Village in a safe environment, they enjoy the many programs and activities that enrich the lives of all of the residents.  They participate in art, music, and exercise classes.  They enjoy having lunch in the deli with their new friends, and they especially like attending stimulating educational programs. 

And each victim receives a holiday gift that he or she has requested from the Resident Life staff. Please consider making a donation to the Shalom Center to provide a holiday gift for a Shalom Center resident.

               Cedar Village Retirement Community hosted a national symposium on June 10 and 11 for elder abuse prevention and elder abuse shelters. There are now eleven shelters nationally, some fully operational and some still in developmental stages.   But this is not close to the number of shelters that are needed nationally.

               The Shalom Center for Elder Abuse at Cedar Village helps individuals by giving them a place to stay while they begin the work to get their lives back. When victims of abuse arrive at Cedar Village, they arrive with only the clothes on his back. Staff members will assess their needs and shop for clothing and personal items for them so that they can be integrated into the Cedar Village family with dignity and respect.

               Your donation will help buy clothing and toiletries for those who are in need of help at a critical time in their lives.

Recently, a new victim came to the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Cedar Village. As with all the other victims, he came with only the clothes on his back. Staff members assessed his needs and shopped for clothing and personal items for him so that he could be integrated into the Cedar Village family with dignity and respect. The recent death of Mickey Rooney, a victim of elder abuse by his family, has brought new attention to the issue of Elder Abuse. National Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th and Cedar Village will be participating in this important day to bring awareness to this national crisis. You gift will help purchase clothes and personal items for our victims of elder abuse.


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At Cedar Village, we are proud to have celebrated the 2nd anniversary of our Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. Since the creation of the Shalom Center, we have served many individuals who have been victims of financial, emotional or physical abuse.  We provide shelter for individuals, aged 65 and over, within the walls of the existing long-term facility at Cedar Village and offer a safe haven for them including a full range of health care and supportive services and a coordinated system of care. Our goal is to raise awareness, educate our community, encourage early intervention and provide a safety net for vulnerable older adults.


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Cedar Village

Mason, Ohio, United States
http://www.cedarvillage.org

Project Leader

Carol Silver Elliott

CEO/President
Mason, OH United States

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