The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance better known as SEAPA was established in 1997 as a concerted effort to battle elder and dependent adult abuse through education and increased public awareness. SEAPA brings together public and private agencies that share a commitment to fighting abuse and assisting victims of elder and dependent adult abuse or neglect. Partners include all city police departments, the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office, Adult Protective Services, the Area Agency on Aging, fire departments, hospitals, Behavioral Health services, Health Services Agency, banks and credit unions, representatives from the Social Security Administration, Valley Mountain Regional Center, AARP, Project Sentential Fair Housing, and other agencies serving older residents.
Eight community forums in Salida, Riverbank, Oakdale, Hughson, Ceres, Turlock, Patterson, and Newman provide tremendous opportunity to assure that SEAPA efforts permeate all areas of the county. The forums help facilitate essential communication among agencies within their respective community as well as with those whose representatives cover a broader geographic area. They successfully organize local events which acquaint residents with available services and resources.
Each year SEAPA organizes an annual Safe Banking Seminar to raise awareness about scams that target older residents and helps to prevent future cases of abuse.
Report Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse!
If you suspect abuse in the community, contact: Adult Protective Services at 1-800-336-4316.
If you suspect abuse in a nursing home or residential care facility, contact Catholic Charities Ombudsman at (209) 529-3784.
For Life Threatening Emergencies, Call 911 or for more information call: (209) 529-3784