Ohio Retirement Community to Open Abuse Shelter

Dec 20, 2011

A retirement community in southwest Ohio plans to offer an elder abuse center for older people who need
shelter.

Officials of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason say they will take referrals from police, emergency rooms and social services agencies beginning in January. The center will initially serve people from four Cincinnati area counties.

Cedar Village CEO Carol Silver Elliott says the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention will serve as a safe harbor, offering beds, food, therapy and medical services designed for people 65 and older who have been subjected to physical, emotional or financial abuse. The care center will seek partners and private grants for
future funding, and also aims to educate the community about elder abuse.