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2018 Elder Abuse Symposium – Registration Open

William J. Neff Sr. Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults

DATE: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
TIME: 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
PLACE: Bucks County Community College, Gateway Center – Auditorium, 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Mandy Mundy or 215-343-6543

Sponsor the Conference: Click here for a form (pdf)

In September 2000, William J. Neff, Sr., an 83 year old man with Alzheimer’s, residing at a local personal care home, died as a result of five broken ribs and a punctured lung. Following a two-year criminal investigation, a health care provider was charged with Murder and Neglect of a Care-Dependent Person. In addition, the Administrator of the facility, the Director of Nursing, another resident assistant and a hospice nurse were criminally charged.

In 2003, all of the health care professionals were convicted of criminal offenses stemming from Mr. Neff’s death. As a result of the criminal case, the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force sponsors this annual symposium to bring together law enforcement officers, health care and social service professionals to provide education, heighten awareness and facilitate communication.

Bucks County Community College
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
HCR ManorCare
Christ’s Home
Juniper Village
*as of 3-30-18

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