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CHARLESTON -- The AARP Foundation, West Virginia ElderWatch and AARP West Virginia are co-sponsoring an AARP National Legal Training Project Workshop on Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation on Wednesday, at the Marriott Charleston Town Center.

"Since 1985 the National Legal Training Project has helped protect older persons from abuse, neglect and exploitation through its training programs across the country," said Scott Adkins, Director of the AARP Foundation's West Virginia ElderWatch program.

Topics for the daylong session include recognizing the signs and symbols of financial exploitation, elder financial abuse and exploitation prevention strategies and appropriate responses to financial abuse and exploitation in West Virginia. West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis will serve on a panel during the workshop.

AARP says tThe training will be most useful for attorneys, long-term care ombudsman, social workers, health care professionals, disability advocates, state and local law enforcement officials, nursing home personnel, and other professionals in the field of aging. Applications have been made for CEU/CLE's for social workers and lawyers.

Registration is free. Materials and trainers are provided by AARP Foundation's National Training Project through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. To register, call 340-340-4602.

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