Area Agency on Aging releases Request for Proposal to fund Elder Abuse Prevention Activities
The Area Agency on Aging for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties announces the availability of a Request for Proposal to fund Elder Abuse Prevention activities in Fiscal Year 2018/19 through funds from the Older Americans Act.
“The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for the allocation of monies from the Older Americans Act,” announced Jim Talbott, President, Board of Directors, Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens. “This funding is designed to increase awareness of elder abuse and prevention strategies as well as training for local professionals and family caregivers.”
“Every week we learn of new financial scams and incidences of physical or emotional abuse among senior citizens and dependent adults in our two county region”, continued Mr. Talbott. “It is estimated that one in fourteen senior citizens is abused each year in the United States. All persons are at-risk.”
“Approximately, $8,000 is available to provide elder abuse prevention activities,” continued Mr. Talbott. “Eligible organizations are invited to an Applicant’s Conference on March 5th to learn more the application process and the expectations.”
For more information please contact the Area Agency on Aging at 925-9554 or seniors@KCBX.net .
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