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Stories of Hope from our Guardianship Program

MANSFIELD, OH—Volunteers and family members are invited to attend the Ohio Guardianship Association’s 16th Annual Conference to be held September 22-23, 2021 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 116 Park Avenue West, in Mansfield, OH. "Extending Hope Through Guardianship" is the theme... Read more

On Monday, June 15, Catholic Charities invites the community to join the worldwide campaign to wear purple in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. An estimated five million, or one in 10, seniors nationally are victims of elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read more

Joyce, a retired Erie County resident, lived on a farm with a four-bedroom home. She claimed the house was big enough to fit a party of 100 people in the basement. But she lost it all when perpetrators of an international money scam contacted Joyce and financially exploited her for several years. “Joyce lost her home, farm and hundreds of... Read more

On Friday, October 10, Serving Our Seniors will hold the “Understanding Financial Elder Abuse: the Crime, the Shame and the Solution" symposium at the Kalahari Convention Center. The goal of the symposium is to educate attorneys, health care workers, social service, financial, law enforcement and other professionals about elder exploitation... Read more

When Terry met Billy for the first time, it seemed as if they had known each other for years. “What connected me with Billy was that he was very easy to talk with,” explains Terry. “We have a lot of the same interests, and we were on the same page.” “We like the same sports teams,” says Billy as he goes on to talk about his love... Read more

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously; defend the rights of the poor and needy. – Proverbs 31:8-9 Imagine being vulnerable from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or mental illness. You have no one looking out for you. No family. No emergency contact. No one is... Read more

The Adult Advocacy Services arm of Catholic Charities helps adults 55 and older who are deemed incompetent by the courts and who have no family resources to call upon.  The aim is to provide people with an appropriate level of care and guidance so their living arrangements can be stabilized and their dignity upheld. Martha had been... Read more

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