The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging is planning a countywide blitz to distribute their newly developed Senior Abuse Protocol cards. The blitz is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29, and involves members of the Task Force visiting local businesses, agencies and institutions that interact with the senior population.
The distribution of these business-card protocols is an effort to increase awareness of and provide direction if someone suspects abuse, neglect, or exploitation of someone in our community over the age of 60.
The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging recommends the following Senior Abuse Protocol:
For those in immediate danger, call 911.
- For those with important questions or concerns call Adult Protective Services, 419-898-3688 and dial 0.
- For those inquiring non-emergency aid or services, call United Way, 211.
The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging is a partnership dedicated to building awareness of elder mistreatment through education, advocacy and community-based services. This collaboration of agencies works to solve problems and find practical ways to respect the quality of life for seniors in our community. The key to helping our seniors and protecting them is a coordinated community response.
It is the responsibility of all citizens of Ottawa County to recognize and report elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
If you have questions or would like more information on the protocol or Task Force, please contact the Ottawa County Probate Court at 419-734-6830.