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Community Unites to Protect Elderly

Posted: Apr 23, 2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif. –  San Mateo Supervisor Adrienne Tissier is leading the call to action to protect the elderly through policy, engagement and education.

“As the aging population in San Mateo County has continued to grow at a rapid rate, our District Attorney’s Office has seen the number of reported elder abuse cases increase tenfold over the last 12 years,” said Tissier. “We must continue to be vigilant to put policies in place and prosecute those who prey on our seniors, as even a small theft can have an enormous impact on an elderly person on a fixed income.”

Tissier is serving her second term as supervisor representing District 5, covering the northern reaches of the county.

Famous for her business acumen, the UC Berkeley economics graduate is equally noted for her advocacy for the elderly.

She is on the frontlines in ensuring the county is prepared to serve its aging population, sometimes dubbed the Silver Tsunami. By 2030, 30 percent of the county’s residents are projected to be at least 60 years old.

Tissier, the board liaison to the Commission on Aging, will join Consul Jaime Ramon Ascalon on behalf of General Marciano Paynor Jr. in keynoting a free seminar and resource fair uniting community leaders, advocates, experts and providers in the field of elder care.

The “6th Annual Our Family, Our Future” will take place 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at St. Robert Church on 1380 Crystal Springs Road.

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