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New program is looking out for elders

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The new El Dorado County Elder Protection Unit invites all interested community members, especially seniors, to its presentation at the Lake Tahoe Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Learn more about this exciting new program, the services provided, and the recent prosecution successes.

Chris Lindholm, special investigator, and Gloria Mas, deputy district attorney, will be outlining the program for the South Lake Tahoe area.

The EPU has been established by the board of supervisors and investigates cases of elder or dependent adult financial abuse and physical abuse. If a violation of the law has occurred, the district attorney’s office can file a civil or criminal action to obtain monetary penalties, injunctions and county jail or state prison sentences.

The EPU consists of attorneys from the office of the district attorney, county counsel and the human services department’s senior legal center along with staff from adult protective services, public guardian’s office, sheriff’s department, Placerville police department, South Lake Tahoe police department and a district attorney’s investigator. For additional information contact Yamin Hichborn, EDC Department of Human Services at (530) 621-6268.

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