ELDER Abuse Prevention Month Events

Goverrnor Greg Abbott has proclaimed May Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas. Help raise awareness of abuse, neglect, and exploitaion of vulnerable adults by joining us at one of these events.

Austin (Travis County)

Pflugerville Seniors Conference - May 10th, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Description: AGE of Central Texas and the Pflugerville Community Church are partnering for a free seniors conference featuring area experts presenting seminars and workshops on aging-related topics that include memory loss, caregiving, healthcare, and legal and financial issues. The event will also include a complimentary lunch, vendor fair, and access to area senior adult and caregiver resources.
  • Location: Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfenning Lane, Pflugerville 78660.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: AGE of Central Texas, 512-451-4611, Info@ageofcentraltx.org

Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation Signing - May 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Signing
  • Location: Travis County Commissioner’s Court, 700 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701 (1st Floor)
  • Participants: General Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us  

Beaumont (Jefferson County)

9th  Annual Making Strides Against Elder Abuse Walk-A-Thon & Kick Off Event - May 16th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Jefferson County APS Board is sponsoring a Walk-A-Thon, Health & Wellness Resource Fair, door prizes, & refreshments. APS, Beaumont Police Dept. & City Councilman Pate will be present to speak on the signs & symptoms of abuse, neglect & exploitation of elderly and adults with a disability.
  • Location: Central Park, 2925 Fannin St. Beaumont TX 77701
  • Participants: APS, Community Partners, open to the  public- Free Event
  • Contact: Lillie Boudreaux, Jefferson County APS Board President (409) 338-9684 lwboudreaux@txhha.com

Belton (Bell County)

Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation Signing - May 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Signing
  • Location: Bell County Courthouse, 101 E Central Ave. Belton, TX 76513
  • Participants: General Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us  

Bryan (Brazos County)

Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation Signing - May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Signing
  • Location: Brazos County Commissioner’s Court, 200 S. Texas Ave. Ste. 310 Bryan, TX 77803
  • Participants: General Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us  

Canton (Van Zandt County)

“Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar- May 11th 2018 10am-1pm

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Lakeside Baptist Church 1291 Old Kaufman Rd. Canton, TX 75103
  • Participants: Open to Public- Free Event, Door Prizes & Goody Bags.
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Carthage (Panola County)

Aging Insight Luncheon – May 10th 12:00 AM- 1:00 PM

  • Description: Ross & Shoalmire Elder Attorney is hosting a Seminar on Aging Issues. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location:  Central Baptist Church @ 220 W Sabine St. Carthage, TX 75633
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Kline Pillow kline@rossandshoalmire.com   (903) 561-5653

Dallas (Dallas County)

DART’s 24th Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair - May 10, 2018 @ 10 am –1pm

  • Location: Centennial Hall Fair Park
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: 214-954-4230

Dallas Police Dept. & City of Dallas Office of Senior Affairs Senior Safety Summit - May 17, 2018 @ 10 am - 1 pm

  • Location: Skillman Ave Church of Christ
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Office of Senior Affairs 214-670-5227

City of Dallas May Fair - May 15, 2018

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas (more details TBA)
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Office of Senior Affairs 214-670-5227

DeSoto (Dallas County)

DeSoto Senior Symposium- May 8, 2018 @ 9am – 1pm

  • Location: City of DeSoto Town Center Bluebonnet Room – 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd – DeSoto, TX
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: 469-658-3055

Emory (Rains County)

“Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 22nd 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

  • Description:  Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: 239 Quitman St. Emory, TX 75440 – Rose Community Center
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Fort Worth (Tarrant County)

Senior Synergy Expo – May 3, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:  May 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Will Rogers – Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact:  817-888-1234

Henderson (Rusk County)          

 Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar– May 30th 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location:  Henderson Civic Center @ 1500 Lake Forest Pkwy Henderson, TX 75652
  • Participants: Open to the Public- Free Event Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Houston (Harris County)

Aps 13th Annual Elder Abuse Awareness Conference- May 18th

  • Description: Working To Ensure The Health And Wellness Of Vulnerable Adults After The Storm; Keynote Speaker Jim "Mattress Mack" Mcingvale Closing Keynote: Judge Ed Emmett; Special Panel Session: "Past, Present And Future: Houston And Recovery" Moderator: Aaron Wische, Senior Executive Producer Of News Strategy At KPRC-TV
  • Location: 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  • Participants: Registration Is Open; Vendor Opportunities
  • Contact: https://2018apsconference.eventbrite.com

Press Release at Crime Stoppers – May 2, 10 AM – 11 AM

  • Description: We will be highlighting May as Elder Abuse Awareness Month and the progress from SJAC. 
  • Location: 3001 Main St, #2, Houston, TX 77002
  • Participants: Speakers include APS, Houston Police Department, Harris County Sherriff’s Department, HCDA, BBB and Crime Stoppers. 
  • Contact: Please RSVP and invite your staff please. Lori A. Albee, APS Community Initiatives Specialist, Houston District (281) 260-5016 (office)

Longview (Gregg County)

“Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 24th 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location:  610 E. Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605 Alpine Church of Christ
  • Participants: Open to the Public- Free Event
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Lufkin (Angelina County)

Annual MayFest Senior Expo - May 17th 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

  • Description: Senior Expo, Bingo, Live Entertainment, Free Lunch, Press Conference & Balloon Release. Angelina/Nacogdoches County Adult Protective Services Board will have a booth to share information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention.
  • Location: Lufkin Pitzer Garrison Civic Center, 601 N 2nd St. Lufkin TX 75901
  • Participants: Open to the public, Area Agency on Aging, 211 Texas & Adult Protective Services
  • Contact: Donna Sprouse, Area Agency on Aging (409) 384-5704 donna.sprouse@detcog.org

Marshall (Harrison County)

The Good Life "Senior Celebration Expo" - May 17th 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Description: Community Resource Fair for Seniors hosted by The Marshall News Messenger. Gregg County APS Advisory Board will be present to provide information pertaining to Elder Abuse Prevention. Live Entertainment, Door prizes, & Refreshments
  • Location: Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd. South, Marshall TX 75672
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Marshall News Messenger (903) 935-7914

Orange (Orange County)

49th Annual Senior Citizens Rally Day- May 8th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Texas A & M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Health Fair, Bingo, door prizes, live entertainment and free lunch. Adult Protective Services will have a booth to share information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention.
  • Location: Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442 Orange TX
  • Participants: APS, Community Partners, open to the public -Free Event
  • Contact: Kim Peveto, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension  @ (409) 882-7010 kpeveto@ag.tamu.edu

Paris (Lamar County)

Area Agency on Aging "Lunch & Learn" - May 8thth 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging is hosting an informational Forum. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: First Christian Church@ 780 20th NE Paris, TX 75460
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Jenny Butler, Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging Admin. Assistant jbutler@atcog.org

Quitman (Wood County)

“Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar – May 19th 5:30 AM- 8:30 PM

  • Description:  Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: 404 South Main St. Quitman, TX 75783 Forever Young Activity Center
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

San Marcos (Hays County)

Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation Signing - May 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Signing
  • Location: Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St. Ste. 300 San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Participants: General Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us  

Waco (McLennan County)

Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation Signing - May 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

  • Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Signing
  • Location: McLennan County Commissioner’s Court, 501 Washington St. Waco, TX 76701 (1st Floor West Wing)
  • Participants: General Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sonnier, APS Community Engagement Specialist (903) 340-4572 stephanie.sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us  

Woodville (Tyler County)

Tyler County Hospital Annual Health Fair- May 4th 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Senior Resource Fair- Tyler County Adult Protective Services Board will have a booth to provide information on Elder Abuse Prevention.
  • Location: Tyler County Hospital, 1100 W. Bluff St. Woodville TX 75979
  • Participants: Open to the public, Adult Protective Services & Community Partners- Free Event
  • Contact: Ken Jobe, Tyler County APS Board President (409) 283-8141  kjobe@tchospital.us

Texarkana (Bowie County)

Dierksen Memorial Hospice “Senior Fun Day-Senior Expo” May 10th 2018 10am-2pm

  • Description: Community Resource Fair for Seniors. Bowie County Adult Protective Services Advisory Board will be present to provide information pertaining to Elder Abuse Prevention. Live Entertainment, Door prizes, & Refreshments
  • Location: Spring Lake Park, 4303 N Park Rd. Texarkana, TX 75501
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Dierksen Memorial Hospice (903) 793-6350

Area Agency on Aging "Lunch & Learn" - May 16th 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Description: Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging is hosting an informational Forum. Stephanie Sonnier, Community Engagement Specialist with Adult Protective Services will be available to provide information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month & Adult Protective Services along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Williams Memorial United Methodist, 4000 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX 75503
  • Participants: Open to the public, Free to attend. 
  • Contact: Jenny Butler, Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging Admin. Assistant jbutler@atcog.org

Tyler (Smith County)

“Engage at Every Age” Older Americans Month Seminar- May 9, 2018 10am-1pm

  • Description: Area Agency on Aging (East Texas) is hosting a Resource Fair with several community vendors, games, entertainment & door prizes. Information regarding Elder Abuse Prevention Month & Adult Protective Services will be provided along with the signs & symptoms of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church 230 W Rusk St Tyler, TX 75701
  • Participants: Open to Public- Free Event, Door Prizes & Goody Bags.
  • Contact: Juanita Beason, Certified Benefits Counselor, Area Agency on Aging (903) 218-6512  juanita.beason@etcog.org

Statewide (Texas)

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 1st, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 8th, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 15th, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 22nd, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.

Coffee Talk over the Telephone – May 29th, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: Lifetime Connections Without Walls program (LCWW) offers socialization, brain fitness activities and educational presentations to homebound older adults who are socially or physically isolated in the community. Older adults join in from their homes using their telephone and dialing a toll free phone number and an access code. Older adults also have the opportunity to have a volunteer facilitator connect them to the group call. Participants join in from all over the state of Texas and other states in the U.S and also our neighboring country Canada. Volunteers can join in from home or work or come to our office to facilitate the call. Do you know of a client, family member, neighbor who is physically or socially isolated and lonely at home? Help spread the word about the program.
  • Location: Via telephone conference call.
  • Participants: Open to the public, older adults, volunteers and caregivers.
  • Contact: To register for the program, please call at 512-626-1508.