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PRINTER'S NO. 2027
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
383
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BOBACK, BURNS, KORTZ, HILL-EVANS, BIZZARRO,
ROEBUCK, PICKETT, CALTAGIRONE, HENNESSEY, SONNEY, THOMAS,
SCHMITT, RYAN, HICKERNELL, HELM, KINSEY, BERNSTINE,
LONGIETTI, KIRKLAND, WILLIAMS, SCHLEGEL CULVER, SAYLOR,
OWLETT, READSHAW, McCARTER, BROWN, MOUL, B. MILLER, KAUFER,
RAPP, FLYNN, MILLARD, DiGIROLAMO, CIRESI, O'MARA, DeLUCA,
STURLA, OBERLANDER AND FREEMAN, JUNE 6, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JUNE 6, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating June 15, 2019, as "Elder Abuse Awareness Day" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Older Pennsylvanians should be recognized as a
valuable resource to this Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, No one is immune to the threat of elder abuse; and
WHEREAS, It is an obligation of all citizens to protect the
health, safety and welfare of this Commonwealth's elderly
residents; and
WHEREAS, The Commonwealth received more than 32,000 reports
of elder abuse in fiscal year 2017-2018, and it is estimated
that only one in five cases of abuse is reported; and
WHEREAS, The act of November 6, 1987 (P.L.381, No.79), known
as the Older Adults Protective Services Act, requires that older
adults who lack the capacity to protect themselves have access
to and be provided with services necessary to protect their
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health, safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, A partnership exists between the Department of
Aging, the Pennsylvania Association on Area Agencies on Aging,
the Temple Institute on Protective Services, district attorneys,
county elder abuse task forces and State and local law
enforcement to investigate every allegation of elder abuse; and
WHEREAS, It is necessary to increase awareness of the
incidents of elder abuse and educate people about the methods to
report suspected cases of abuse; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate June
15, 2019, as "Elder Abuse Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania and
strive to increase awareness every day about elder abuse and the
resources in place to prevent it from occurring.
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