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February Membership Meeting – Minnesota Elder Justice Center: Identifying and Preventing Abuse in Later Life

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

Presented by Renee Stromme with the Minnesota Elder Justice Center

Join Online at the Link Below

By Phone:  646-749-3112

Access Code:  846-481-621


1) Review definitions and statistics to better understand impacts of abuse and maltreatment on old adults
2) Recognize the common dynamics of abuse in later life
3) Identify unique barriers that may exist for older adults seeking assistance

The Minnesota Elder Justice Center mission is to mobilize communities to prevent and alleviate elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults. Our presentation will help attendees recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse, how to report suspected abuse, and discuss measures we can take to prevent abuse and financial exploitation.

Renee Stromme is the Training Specialist at the Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC). She joined the organization in 2020 and comes to the work with a long history of working on social justice issues. Most recently, she served as the prevention and education coordinator at the Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck, ND. Prior to that, Stromme spent many years leading a statewide women’s advocacy organization, North Dakota Women’s Network, where she worked to advance the status of women and girls with a policy focus on education, women’s economic security, reproductive health, and freedom from violence. In recognition of her work, Renee was honored by President Obama as a White House Champion of Change for Working Families and was named the Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women of Bismarck-Mandan.