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
540-332-5777

Priority Transport  888-774-2621

B2B Transportation 540-941-8686

Shenandoah Shuttle (Waynesboro)
540-885-5576

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
540-245-7105

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

Heart to Heart Grief Support Group -
Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah
540-383-2902

Stroke Club Support Group
540-332-4047
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
ABOUT GACAAA:

The Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse
(GACAAA) was formed on November 1, 2010 when
Blue
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.
By
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 asee@brls.org.
Virginians eligible for both Medicare (Part A
and enrolled under Parts B and D) and full
Medicaid are eligible for this innovative
healthcare plan.
Find out more.
For more information, contact Anne See at 1(800) 237-0141 or asee@brls.org
GACAAA PRESENTS OUR 2017 ANNUAL
TRAINING EVENT
"Financial Exploitation:
It's Not Just a Civil Matter!"
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Where:  Plecker Workforce Center, Blue Ridge
Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

Keynote Speaker:  Paul Greenwood, Deputy District
Attorney with the San Diego County District Attorney’s
Office, Head of the Elder Abuse Unit

Cost:  FREE. Donations are accepted, lunch is served.  
For more information,
Contact Anne See at
540-433-1830 or
asee@brls.org