It Takes a Village:
Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse


Single Day Event: Monday, March 5; 10-11:30 AM

Location: Johnston Public Library

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 60


Approximately 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse is ever reported; 90% of elder abuse is committed by a family member or other trusted person. Iowa is an aging state with nearly 500,000 individuals older than 65, second in the percentage of US adults 85 years or older. This course will help participants learn how to recognize elder abuse, how to protect themselves and how to help friends, families or loved ones.


Instructor Chantelle Smith is an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. A graduate of Drake University and the University of Iowa School of Law, she has presented widely on this important and timely topic.

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