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Responding to Elder Abuse: The Role of Faith and Cultural Leaders

November 6 @ 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Wasserman Residence – Bord Social Hall
6121 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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Religious and cultural beliefs inform how we view and support our elders in our respective communities. Join local faith and cultural leaders to share these perspectives and learn how to assist older adults so that they can age safely and healthfully. Speakers will share tips and strategies for building capacity to identify all forms of elder abuse and community resources available to respond effectively.

Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Dayle Friedman
Rabbi Dayle Friedman is a spiritual guide, social innovator, chaplain, and scholar. Her most recent book is Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife. Through Growing Older (www.growingolder.net), her Philadelphia-based, national practice, Rabbi Dayle offers spiritual direction for people beyond midlife, spiritual care for people facing dementia and frailty, and consulting on medical decisions and end-of-life care.


Mona Negm, American Muslim Senior Society
Khalid Iqbal, Peaceful Families Project
Revathi Vikram, ASHA
Elizabeth A. Baklarz, RN, Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program/Coordinator
Hung (Tony) Manh Bui, President, Vietnamese American Senior Association

Health Facilities Association of Maryland LogoHFAM is an approved sponsor by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 2.0 Social Work Category I Education Units



Lunch will be served. Complimentary self-parking is available.

Online registration is closed. Please contact Amanda Painter at 301-770-8329 or painter@ceslc.org