What is MEAPA®?
MEAPA® is  an organization that promotes public awareness, education, and community outreach for the prevention of Elder Abuse and Late-Life Domestic Violence. The organization has a no-cost membership which includes bi-monthly meetings with guest speakers, sub-committees and program reports, and networking opportunities.

Who are MEAPA® members?
More than 140 professionals from a variety of disciplines including  government, healthcare, law, law enforcement, long term care, behavioral health and private businesses. These professionals work together with a passion for giving back to their community by protecting adults who are vulnerable or incapacitated.

What is Elder Abuse?
Elder Abuse comes in many forms:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Self neglect
  • Financial Exploitation

Who is at Risk?
People who abuse and exploit the elderly do not discriminate.  Their abuse affects people in every segment of society, all ethnic and social backgrounds, and both men and women. An elder abuse victim may be your neighbor, friend or family member.  It is estimated that only one in every 10 cases of elder abuse is reported.

What are the MEAPA® sub-committees?

  • Advocacy Committee
  • F.A.S.T. (Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team)
  • Financial Exploitation Committee
  • Programs Committee
  • Public & Professional Education Committee
  • Safe Again Coalition
  • Special Populations Task Force

Where can I find home and community resources to assist
victims and their families?

The 24-hour Senior HELP LINE from the Area Agency on Aging, Region One: (602) 264-HELP (4357)

To download the Break the Silence brochure please click the link below:

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