The halls of William Mitchell College of Law were filled with the color purple on Friday June 14th, in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Hundreds of individuals gathered together to spread awareness of elderly abuse at an all day convention.
The convention opened up with an award that was presented in honor of Jane Ochrymowycz, a woman who volunteered 30 hours a week to help prevent elder abuse before her passing. Jane’s daughter spoke on her behalf and was very grateful that so many people came together for this cause. She explained to us how we are the unsung heroes for spreading awareness, and she left us with a quote that her mother would always say, “Be gentle to yourself, be good to yourself—you are the one percent, you are the unsung hero.”
The rest of the day was dedicated to informing people about elderly abuse and how we can help prevent it. There was a panel of speakers that presented including several county attorneys and Sgt. Jeff Rothecker, from the St. Paul Police Department. Jeff gave an eye opening presentation of elderly abuse and educated us on whom to contact if the problem ever occurred in someone’s life.
World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day is actually held on Saturday, June 15th. It is important to spread awareness in order to make a change. Click Here to find out more information about elderly abuse and how you can make a difference by spreading awareness.
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