April 6, 2022
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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA LEGAL AID SOCIETY
RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
FOR “SILENCE ISN’T GOLDEN” CAMPAIGN
MARION, Va. – Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. (SVLAS) received recognition through the Commonwealth Council on Aging (CCOA) on March 14th stating, “The Best Practices Awards Committee determined that the “SILENCE ISN’T GOLDEN” (SIG) program deserved an Honorable Mention Award.” The Best Practices Awards Program is sponsored by the Commonwealth Council on Aging, a Council composed of 24 members who are in part appointed by the Governor and legislators to represent all geographic areas of Virginia. The Council helps the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and state government meet the needs of older Virginians in the most efficient and effective manner. The SIG Campaign is public education and awareness regarding elder abuse, and how you can help combat elder abuse, with focus on neglect, financial exploitation, and mental and physical harm to seniors.
Misty Lee, with Anthem HealthKeepers Plus and a member with the Southwest Virginia Elder Abuse Justice Task Force (SVEJTF), stopped by Bland Co. Dept. of Social Services and met with staff to educate and supply their staff with informative materials reflecting the “Silence Isn’t Golden” campaign, which is an awareness campaign about elder abuse, offered by SVEJTF. Be sure to stop by Bland County DSS to gain an understanding about the “Silence Isn’t Golden” program and how you can contribute to stopping elder abuse.