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Elder Abuse Awareness Month Events Held in Kings County

 

Last updated 10/11/2020 at 12:32pm | View PDF

Julia Patino, program coordinator for the Kings County District Attorney's Victim Witness Office, and Advocate Beverly Rodriguez are pictured above delivering cards to seniors.

During the week of June 15th, the Kings County District Victim Witness Program hosted a Caring & Compassionate Card Drive.

Cards were purchased and handed out to Kings County District Attorney staff and the Kings County Probation Department. Individuals from each of the departments wrote caring and encouraging comments on every card.

The "Ole Fashioned Clothesline" display.

One-hundred-sixteen "Caring & Compassionate Cards" were collected and taken to Kings Nursing in Rehabilitation Center in Hanford and distributed among the residents, who were also provided with grocery bags, chip clips and information on elder abuse.

Deputy District Attorney Jeff Winter and his wife sent agency solar figurines for each resident.

On June 25 and 26, the Victim Witness Program constructed an "Ole Fashioned Clothesline" with clothing provided by the Visalia Rescue Mission.

Due to COVID-19, the annual "Breakfast and Bingo" event could not be held so this drive-by event was held to recognize, honor and support victims of elder abuse in Kings County.

Many cars passed by and honked to show their support, and many visitors stopped and took pictures of the exhibit. Each article of clothing provided a story of a victim of Elder Abuse.

 

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