Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A)
partners with other key stakeholders to protect older adults from mistreatment

M4A, in partnership with several key stakeholders, has brought together a network of multi-disciplinary agencies and organizations as one strong force to create the Elder Justice Alliance of Shelby County. The mission of the Elder Justice Alliance is to mobilize communities to prevent and properly respond to adult mistreatment so people can live with dignity, purpose, and peace as they age. The Alliance will increase coordination and collaboration among responders, law enforcement, service providers, and other relevant stakeholders; improve the prevention, detection, reporting of, and response to elder mistreatment; and deter elder abuse through community education, professional training, and support to older residents and caregivers.

M4A’s new nonprofit organization, 4 ALL Foundation, will oversee the Alliance as well as work with stakeholders to develop an Adult & Caregiver Respite Program and a Temporary Elder Emergency Shelter in Montevallo. This facility will also provide direct support and assistance to older adults and their caregivers and provide extensive training to professionals and the general public.

An Open House will be held November 30, 2021 (Giving Tuesday) at the new location in Montevallo. Anyone interested to learn more or to take a tour can do so between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

As a society, much is done to prepare people to become parents of children but little is done to prepare children to become caregivers of aging parents; the respite center and temporary shelter will help support families who care for aging loved ones so that the caregiver and loved one can better care for themselves and so that all Alabamians can age with dignity, security, and independence.

We encourage the media to attend this event.

WHAT: CENTER FOR ELDER JUSTICE & ADVOCACY OPEN HOUSE EVENT

WHEN: NOVEMBER 30, 2021 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: KNOWLWOOD ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY BUILDING – 4804 HIGHWAY 25, MONTEVALLO, AL 35115

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