Jefferson Area Coalition to End Elder Abuse formed

GACAAA welcomes a new partner in the fight against adult abuse. A formal
announcement of this effort in the Albemarle County and Charlottesville
region adjacent to Augusta County was made in June. Doris Gelbman, a
good friend of GACAAA, and Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney
Robert Tracci are spearheading the new organization.
Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse
Report Adult Abuse: 1-888-83-ADULT
Transportation Agencies

CATS (Coordinated Area Transportation
Services) 540-943-9302
Logisticare Transportation for Medicaid
patients 866-679-6330

Augusta Health Transportation

Priority Transport  888-774-2621

B2B Transportation 540-941-8686

Shenandoah Shuttle (Waynesboro)

TED (Transportation for the Elderly and
Disabled) - 540-949-7141
Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Support Group
540-949-4151 or 540-885-9500

Cancer Patients’ Support Group

Caregivers’ Club “Lean On Me” Support
Group 540-245-7105

Heart to Heart Grief Support Group -
Lutheran Family Services of VA

Stroke Club Support Group
The Six Common Cons To Avoid At All Costs
Link below to check out resources from AARP on methods designed to prey on older
Americans and the baker's dozen scams commonly used:
Romance    Charity   Grandparents
Home Repair   Health Care  Investment
Shenandoah Valley Adult Protective Services 540-942-6648

The Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse
(GACAAA) was formed on November 1, 2010 when
Ridge Legal Services received a 10 month mini-grant
from the Administration on Aging.

The mission of GACAAA is
to promote safe communities
free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by identifying
and utilizing coalition resources through partnerships,
community action, education, and advocacy and to
address circumstances that make adults vulnerable.
educating the community to recognize and report adult
abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, we envision a
community where vulnerable adults are valued and
treated with respect, honor and dignity and have safe,
secure lives free from abuse.

The Coalition sponsors educational forums and has a
table display and materials available for health fairs,
seminars, and other community events. We hope that
our proactive steps will help prevent further acts of
exploitation and abuse of vulnerable adults in the
community. Join our mailing list for news, issues, and
Webinars by contactlng
Anne See at
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For more information, contact Anne See at 1(800) 237-0141 or
Recognize Adult Abuse:
GACAAA Presentation Featuring Former Richmond
Police Sergeant W.H. Lightfoot
Thursday, October 27, 3:45 PM


57 Beam Lane, Conference Rm, Fishersville, VA