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Our Cecilia Ashe shared an Elder Abuse Presentation

Ak-Chin O’odham Runner, Volume XXXI, Issue 14, by K. Morago


Twenty one elders attended the Friday, June 23rd presentation on Elder Abuse held during
the noon congregate meal at the Ak-Chin Service Center. Presented by Cecilia
Estrada-Ashe, Vice-President of Business Development at Landings Credit Union,
she provided an overview, statistics and signs of elder abuse.

Estrada-Ashe explained how older people are attractive targets because they have
regular sources of income such as Social Security or a pension. They may also have
accumulated assets or equity in their homes. Elders are also vulnerable due to isolation,
cognitive decline, or health problems.

Resources for Ak-Chin elders to consider include: Arizona Department of Economic
Security – Adult Protective Services 855-432-7587;Administration on Aging –
US Department of Health and Human Services 202-401-4636 www.aoa.acl.gov; and
National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) www.nicoa.org 800-677-1116 - National
Center on Elder Abuse
“We are a 63 year old credit union that prides ourselves on sharing financial education,”
Estrada-Ashe said.