BFL’s Secret Garden At Barrier Free Justice Conference
Barrier Free Living’s Secret Garden team members participated in this November’s annual Barrier Free Justice Conference.
The conference explored the intersection between disability and elder abuse, with a focus on victimization within the elderly population.
Presenters and panelists discussed recognizing the signs of abuse, how to navigate and facilitate conversations about disabilities within the geriatric population, as well as the importance of caregiver support. Additionally, the conference explored the current misconceptions about elder abuse, what resources (social and legal) are currently in place to help remedy this social issue, and what can be done to address disabilities within the elderly population.