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Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Week – Month – Cofee with a Cop – Sheriff About Elder Abuse

COFFEE WITH A COP
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2016
WITH
DAMARISCOTTA POLICE CHIEF RON YOUNG
AND LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF TODD BRACKET
BUIDLING RELEATIONSHIPS ONE CUP AT A TIME
HOSTED BY
SPECTRUM GENERATIONS COASTAL

Damariscotta, Maine – June 2, 2016: Coffee with a Cop brings police officers, law enforcement professionals and the community members they serve together over coffee (or tea) to discuss issues and to learn more about each other. It’s all about building relationships, creating community and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Get to know Damariscotta Police Chief Ron Young and Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Bracket as we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016 by discussing issues surrounding elder abuse that impact all of Lincoln County’s citizens . Build trust and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve. Drop by Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center,
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521 Main Street in Damariscotta on Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. for a cup
of coffee (or tea) and a candid conversation with our community’s and regional’s law enforcement professionals.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different
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communication methods such as websites and social media. The key to
Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together. It is a perfect setting to raise community awareness of less than positive social issues facing our aging population.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to converse with Damariscotta’s police chief and the Lincoln County Sheriff. Please come to Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center on June 15 with any questions or concerns that you may have about community policing and how you can be proactive in making sure that aging residents in your community are safe from abuse and neglect. No agenda, just time together drinking coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) and conversations.

Spectrum Generations is central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center. Its mission is to promote life-long learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and the social well-being of all older and disabled adults. For more information Spectrum Generations other services, call 207-563-1363 or visit us online at www.spectrumgenerations.org. Like us on Facebook.

 

 

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