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April 12, 2021 – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Nevada County Branch’s April program will feature “A Critical Look at the Forms of Elder Abuse and the Resources to Address those Issues” via ZOOM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 am.  The program is free and open to the public. 

Attendees will hear from a panel of experts, including Kelly Carpenter, Program Manager, Nevada County Adult Services; Mary McClain, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sierra Nevada Home Care; and Ilene Klein, Global Cybersecurity Coordinator, Cybercrime Support Network and Arizona Terrorism Information Center. 

Carpenter has worked for Nevada County in Adult Services for 14 years. The Adult Services Department has four programs to support our seniors and people living with disabilities: Adult Protective Services, In-Home Support Services, Senior Outreach Nurse Program, and Public Guardian. 

McClain has worked eight years with Hospice of the Foothills and 10 years currently with Sierra Nevada Home Care, a department of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.  She helps in the broad areas of resource referrals, planning and advance directives, and with coping as well as concerns for elder abuse and self-neglect.

For more than 20 years, Klein has been educating others on security surrounding technology, including the importance of cybersecurity as part of elder abuse because of scams designed to target our seniors.

Though the April 17th meeting begins at 10 a.m., everyone is asked to log on to ZOOM between 9:30 and 9:55 a.m. For the link to the ZOOM meeting, go to AAUW Nevada County at: https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/

AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. For individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree, the Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership. For more than 75 years, the AAUW Nevada County Branch has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For more information: https://nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net/ or call 530-470-9395.