The Woburn Elder Abuse Prevention Task Force is a community-based team of organizations, individuals, and seniors committed to:
- Increasing public safety;
- Preserving the privacy and independence of seniors; and
- Providing public education and resources to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of all seniors in Woburn.
The Woburn Elder Abuse Prevention Task Force continues its good work in 2017
Led by Judy Tanner, Program Director at the Woburn Council on Aging, The Task Force has planned the following programs for this year:
April 26th – “Fraud & Scam Prevention” – Presented by: Office of Consumer Affairs
May 17th – “What Seniors Should Know About a Trust” – Presented by: Attorney Noreen Murphy (a founding member of the Arlington Elder Abuse Prevention Task Force)
November 1st – “What to Look for When Hiring a Home Contractor” – Presented by: Office of Consumer Affairs
Additional Elder Abuse Prevention Projects:
Continuing Monthly “Drug Take Back” day to ensure proper disposal of expired/unwanted medications.
Ongoing Fraud and Scam Prevention Display in the main hallway.
Members of GBLS’ Elder Abuse Prevention speaking on public TV at the Woburn Fall Festival
Woburn Elder Abuse Prevention Forum Draws Over 175 Seniors!
On June 18, 2015 the Woburn Elder Abuse Prevention Task Force sponsored an elder abuse prevention form at the Woburn Senior Center to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It was a standing room only crowd of seniors who heard from a diverse panel of speakers including Judy Tanner, Program and Volunteer Manager, Woburn Senior Center, Renee Prestia, Protective Services Director, Minuteman Senior Services, Attorney Betsey Crimmins, Elder Abuse Prevention Project of Greater Boston Legal Services, Detective Ralph Coakley, Woburn Police Department, Attorney Sheila Tracey, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and Ricardo Gomez, Investigator, Woburn Fire Department.