The Silver Ribbon Brochure Re Upcoming Senior Seminars

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The Silver Ribbon Series is informative sessions based around elder abuse and public safety concern topics.

Invited to attend: Frederick County Seniors Professionals Clergy members Community members with a vested interest in the well being of seniors.

Monday, June 10th 10-11 a.m.
Wandering and Safety Concerns for the Alzheimer’s Patient
Presenter Cathy Hanson, LGSW, MSW Alzheimer’s Association
86,000 Marylanders are living with memory problems. This session will discuss early warning signs of mem-ory impairment, strategies to ensure safety in the home, meaning and pre-vention of wandering behaviors, and ideas for deescalating challenging situations to support Frederick County families to remain independ-ent for as long as possible.

Tuesday, June 11th 10-11 a.m.
Theft and Fraud Prevention
Presenter Cpl. Gregg Warner Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
Seniors are often unknowingly the tar-get of theft and fraud schemes. These crimes can be prevented. This session will cover ways to protect yourself or loved one.

Wednesday, June 12th
10-11 a.m.
How to Protect Your Medicines at Home and in Long Term Care Facilities
Presenter Toni Katz, Education and Out-reach Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
The abuse of prescription medication is more wide spread than the abuse of traditional street drugs. Approximately 7.5 million people abuse prescription drugs. Pain medications known as Opioids are at an all-time high for di-version. This session will cover how to protect your own personal prescription medicines from abuse while protecting your loved ones.

Thursday, June 13th 10-11 a.m.
Family Dynamics and Family Law Issues
Presenter David Wingate The Elder Law Office of David Wingate
Adult children do not always agree on the course of care needed for their parents. This session will ex-plore those sensitive family dynam-ics and give a brief overview of fam-ily law information.

Friday, June 14th 10-11 a.m.
Hoarding Issues and Seniors
Presented by Meg Motter, LCSW-C, MSW
AERS and MAPCP Programs
Think the reality TV show about hoarders should be labeled an “unreality” show? Think again.
There has been a significant in-crease in the number of families receiving services due to hoarding behaviors. This session will cover the reasons behind hoarding and the issues and challenges families and professionals face when trying to assist a hoarder.

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