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Home Helpers of Southern Maine Helping to Raise Awareness for Elder Abuse and Neglect
Home Helpers of Southern Maine Helping to Raise Awareness for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Community Forum Honoring World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Arundel, ME – In support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2010, Home Helpers of Southern Maine, which specializes in non-medical and personal in-home care and companionship, is raising awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation with its community forum taking place on the following dates:

Greenwood Nursing Center, Sanford, ME Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Scarborough Terrace, Scarborough, ME Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Please RSVP 207-710-0987, limited seating

Home Helpers in conjunction with the local nursing and assisted living facilities will offer a presentation for raising the community’s awareness on elder abuse.  There will be time for open discussion and networking.  Light refreshments will be offered.

Throughout the world, abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults remains a hidden problem that is largely under-recognized and under-reported. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one to two million senior citizens have been mistreated by someone who they depended on for care. Research indicates that public education campaigns like World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are vital to informing people around the world about elder abuse. Active involvement of the media is central to the success of these campaigns.

“As a business that works closely with senior citizens on daily a basis, it is our mission to provide the best quality care and companionship for those in need and educate the community on issues that may affect their loved ones,” said David Gilland, local owner. “It is crucial to increase public awareness and knowledge of elder abuse, and to promote the education of professionals and community members in the identification, treatment and prevention of this issue.”

Home Helpers offers free in-home consultations and works with clients individually to tailor flexible care plans to meet their specific needs and budgets. Services offered include companionship, grocery shopping, meal preparation, assistance bathing, dressing and feeding, medication reminders, local transportation, light housekeeping and more.

For more information on Home Helpers of Southern Maine or on the Community Forums of Elder Abuse Awareness, please contact David or Johanna Gilland, owners at 207-710-0987 or visit www.HomeHelpers.CC/southernmaine58504.


Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 500 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a 24-hour personal emergency response system that enables seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at www.HomeHelpers.CC