(Phoenix, AZ—June 3, 2003) Attorney General Terry Goddard will hold a public forum for the Older American Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m., at the Katheryn Heidenreich Adult Center in Kingman, Ariz. The Adult Center is located in 1776 Airway.
Goddard will meet earlier in the day in Lake Havasu City with Law Enforcement personnel and Senior advocates regarding Elder Abuse issues. Following the meeting he will hold the public forum for seniors in Kingman.
Citizens will be able to voice their concerns and hold a discussion with the Attorney General and his staff from the Elder Abuse Protection program. Attorney General Goddard will also present a grant to provide dental care and nutrition programs for seniors with limited income. This grant will be presented to the Western Region Area Agency on Aging.
One of Goddard’s campaign issues was fighting crimes against the elderly. His Office’s Elderly Abuse Protection Program has been active in protecting seniors through:
- coordination of efforts among other agencies,
- educating seniors specifically and the general public,
- ensuring that seniors have access to the resources they need, and
- prosecuting those who victimize seniors.
The event is admission-free and will be open to the public.