Elder Abuse Task Force

ELDER ABUSE TASK FORCE MEETING-Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Teresa Osborne spoke at the winter meeting of the Elder Abuse Task Force of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties at Misericordia University. Some of the participants included, seated from left, Carol Sweeney, state Rep. Karen Boback’s office; Brian McAdarra, protective services supervisor, Area Agency on Aging; Theresa Osborne, Secretary of Aging; Annette Grella, director of social services, Area Agency on Aging, and Thomas J. Botzman, Ph. D., president, Misericordia University; standing, state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, retired; Dave Schwille, human services director, Luzerne County; Ronald W. Costen, J. D., Temple University; Patrick Rushton, Mountaintop, chair, Elder Abuse Task Force and outreach/ education manager, Victims Resource Center; Jeff Mitchell, district attorney, Wyoming County; state Rep. Aaron Kaufer; Brenda L. Hage, Ph. D., D. N. P., Pennsylvania Council on Aging and professor of nursing, Misericordia University, and Liz O’Brien Gorski, outreach director, state Sen. John Yudichak’s office.