Education & Outreach
EAIME is committed to providing statewide education services to increase awareness of the signs of elder abuse and to understand what resources are available for victims of abuse.
Our Education and Outreach Coordinator travels throughout the state of Maine conducting presentations and workshops in collaboration with local organizations, including: law enforcement, Legal Services for the Elderly, area agencies on aging, medical providers, social service agencies, Maine DHHS Adult Protective Services, and domestic violence agencies.
We are available to conduct presentations for smaller groups, and have presented to church groups, in-home care providers, Senior Companion Volunteers, students studying gerontology and physical therapy, rotary clubs, etc. We typically do not charge for these smaller presentations, but sometimes ask for a donation to our organization.
For more information, please contact Chris Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 207/805-3708
“It was so wonderful to have you come and speak to us all. I know that you helped to open some eyes because I too have gotten many inquiries since your presentation.”
~Jacqueline Harper, Engagement Coordinator, Home Instead Senior Care
“It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you at the Senior Expo yesterday. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about EAIME. I was especially inspired to learn about the Martha’s Cottage program.
As financial advisors we are sometimes the first to identify “suspicious behavior/activity”. Just today I had a client’s attorney call to thank us for alerting him to concerns of possible financial elder abuse we had regarding a mutual senior client. Our concern and call to action protected this client from further abuse and possible complete financial devastation. With my professional background as a psychotherapist and the elder abuse educational training that I receive as an investment advisor, I would like to be a resource for such an essential organization.”
~MaryAn Twible, Vice President, York Investment Partners, Seacoast Senior Health Expo in Kittery, Maine.
“Just wanted to send a quick note and say thanks so much for your important words and wisdom at our little gathering at the Mill Inn and Café yesterday morning. I think you provided a great balance to Deputy Dow’s law enforcement background. Clearly we need to keep having these conversations and keep people educated about how to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
~Japhet Els, Outreach Coordinator, AARP Maine, Coffee Talk meeting in Dover-Foxcroft.