Could your friends or loved ones be victims of elder abuse? Learn warnings signs at this free discussion on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, at 10:00am, on Wednesday, June 15. “Coffee with Akila” hosted Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center, will feature an in-depth discussion about elder abuse, how to recognize it, report it and more, followed by Q&A. This discussions will be offered live via Zoom and onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center,
Her special guest will be Miles McNeeley, director of elder abuse prevention for Wise and Healthy Aging, a nonprofit social services organization. People of all ages are welcome to participate, and membership in the Pasadena Senior Center is not required.
To register for this free event, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. Everyone who registers for the Zoom event will receive an email link to join the discussion online.
Signs of elder abuse include an older adult seeming unusually depressed or withdrawn; isolated from family and friends; having unexplained bruises, burns or scars; looking dirty, underfed, dehydrated, overmedicated or undermedicated; having bed sores or other preventable conditions; exhibiting changes in banking or spending patterns.
In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a monthly magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center, at 85 E. Holly Street, is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use.
In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional.