Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Attorney General Donovan Announces Community Initiative at Mad River Valley Senior Center

March 8, 2017

CONTACT: Kristin Clouser, Assistant Attorney General, 802-241-0189, Megan Shafritz, Assistant Attorney General, 802-828-3176

Attorney General Thomas J. Donovan Jr., announced the launch of a new program educating seniors about issues facing Vermont’s elder community.

Lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office will be presenting a plain language guide to judicial processes and legal concepts that can protect Vermonters as they begin to age. The guide explains the concepts of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Additionally, the guide describes some resources and legal documents that may be available through the courts to help protect people. Finally, the presentation will offer information on who to call and what to expect if a person believes they or a loved one might have been a victim.

“Our goal is to make these legal concepts understandable and to make the Attorney General’s Office accessible to all Vermonters. By proactively reaching out to communities and providing access to information, we can help prevent people from falling victim to painful scams and exploitation.” Attorney General Donovan stated.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Mad River Valley Senior Center in Waitsfield, Vermont. The presentation is the first in a series of quarterly sessions providing helpful and practical information on issues affecting Vermonters.

Last modified: February 5, 2018