Self-Help for the Elderly and the Congress of California Seniors to Announce Expansion of Partnership With Verizon on Dec. 8 to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Senior Health News
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 Senior advocacy organizations Self-Help for the Elderly and the Congress of California Seniors will receive a substantial grant from Verizon on Tuesday (Dec. 8) to continue the Commitment to End Abuse of Seniors and Elders (CEASE) program in the Bay Area.

WHO: Hank Lacayo, president and CEO, Congress of California Seniors Anni Chung, president and CEO, Self-Help for the Elderly State Sen. Leland Yee, District 8 Elva Lima, vice president, strategic programs, VerizonWHEN: 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8WHERE: Lady Shaw Senior Center Mason Street, 2nd Floor (above the Broadway Tunnel) San FranciscoBACKGROUND: Self-Help for the Elderly; the Congress of California Seniors, a statewide broad-based coalition of senior organizations; and Verizon have partnered to address elder abuse in the Bay Area through the creation of the Commitment to End Abuse of Seniors and Elders (CEASE) program. CEASE will partner with local senior service providers and domestic violence prevention groups to implement an education and outreach campaign, publish multilingual education materials, and direct information about local resources available to victims and family members.MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Davies (805) 372-6969 jon.davies@verizon.com

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