Keep victims of elder abuse safe

by Cedar Village
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Care and support for victims of elder abuse is a critical need. The Shalom Center at Cedar Village is here to meet that need and more for eligible seniors, aged 65 and older. As 1 of only 12 facilities of this kind in the country, and the only one in the tri-state area, the Shalom Center is a safe place for victims age 65 and older to heal. Throughout their stay, individuals in the Shalom Center receive necessary services- including a full range of health care and supportive services and a coordinated system of psychological, spiritual, and legal care. Integration into activities, services, and programs at Cedar Village is also encouraged for the highest quality of life and overall well being.

Many individuals do not realize a loved one or caregiver is abusing them physically, mentally, emotionally, etc…until it is too late. Cedar Village and the Shalom Center work collaboratively with community agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and many others to raise awareness in the community to encourage early intervention and provide a safety net for vulnerable older adults.

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.

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The Shalom Center at Cedar Village is 1 of only 12 Elder Abuse Prevention Centers and Shelters in the county and the only one in Ohio, providing a safe place for victims age 65 and older to heal. Residents of the Shalom Center are provided necessary services- medical, psychological, spiritual, and legal- throughout the stay. Individuals are encouraged to safely and fully integrate into the community and take advantage of all services and programs Cedar Village has to offer to ensure the highest quality of life and overall well being during their stay.

Cedar Village, a Nonprofit long term care retirement community, meets the critical need of providing care & support to victims of elder abuse. Our goal is to raise awareness, educate our community, encourage early intervention, and provide a safety net for vulnerable older adults. Through working collaboratively with community agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and many others, we strive for elder abuse prevention and provide shelter for eligible seniors, aged 65 and older.

The first emergency elder abuse shelter in the state of Ohio, Cedar Village provides a place for victims age 65 and older to heal safely. Each year an estimated one in ten older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, and financial abuse and/or neglect. Other local programs for domestic violence are ill-equipped for the special needs of the elderly.

Cedar Village, a Nonprofit long term care retirement community, meets the critical need of providing care and support to victims of elder abuse. Necessary services- medical, psychological, spiritual, and legal- are provided throughout the stay. Individuals are encouraged to take advantage of all services and programs Cedar Village has to offer. Our goal is to raise awareness, educate our community, encourage early intervention, and provide a safety net for vulnerable older adults.Through working collaboratively with community agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and many others, we strive for elder abuse prevention and provide shelter for eligible seniors, aged 65 and older.

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Every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the US alone, and that trend is going to continue for nearly the next 20 years. Demographics are shifting, and soon there will be more elder people in the US than ever before. At the same time that the population is growing, a startling number of elders face abusive conditions; most people aren't aware that an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation - that's 1 in 10, and that's only a part of the picture. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported.

In honor of Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday, June 15, 2015, staff and residents of Cedar Village Retirement Community sported the color purple - whether in their clothes or with special purple awareness bracelets. Volunteers passed out bookmarks, bracelets and other elder abuse literature as well as some special purple treats.

Gail Davis, Director, External Sales and Admissions and Shalom Center Coordinator at Cedar Village, says "Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences.  At Cedar Village, we are proud of our Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, the only elder abuse shelter in Ohio and the sixth shelter created in the country.  Since the Shalom Center opened in January 2012, our mission has been to be available to help those victims who choose to seek shelter here as well as to continue to educate others".

Your donation will help provide needed items for victims of elder abuse who come to Cedar Village.

Cedar Village is proud to be 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.

“I can’t thank you enough for providing my mom a place to stay while she figured out what to do next. My mom was embarrassed by what happened to her and she didn’t know where to go. You provided her that place. Thank you,” said daughter of a victim of elder abuse.

 

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Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cedarvillage.org
Project Leader:
Stew Bromberg
Mason, OH United States

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