Recognized for “Outstanding Leadership” in the Field of Elder Abuse Awareness
State Representative Mike Dovilla (R–Berea) today spoke at the annual meeting of the Consortium Against Elder Abuse at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights. Members of the Consortium presented Rep. Dovilla with a plaque recognizing his “outstanding leadership” in the field of elder abuse awareness.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to talk about one of my public policy priorities in the Ohio legislature: protecting our senior citizens,” said Dovilla. “This is an issue that not only crosses regional, state and international boundaries – but which also crosses political lines. Protecting and honoring our society’s older adults is a calling in which each of us should be involved as engaged citizens.”
Rep. Dovilla is the author of House Bill 215, legislation signed into law in February that designates June 15th of each year as “Elder Abuse Awareness Day” in the State of Ohio to increase public awareness of the innocent victims of elder abuse. He will soon be announcing the introduction of legislation in partnership with the Ohio Attorney General to strengthen Ohio’s Adult Protective Services statutes.