Senate to unveil elder abuse legislation at Wednesday press conference

LANSING—State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues will introduce reforms Wednesday to help increase the reporting of elder abuse in Michigan and strengthen penalties for those convicted of abuse.

The event will be held Wednesday, June 15 at 9:15 a.m. in the Speaker’s Library on the second floor of the Michigan Capitol.

Elder abuse is serious and often goes unrecognized. Nearly 80,000 Michigan residents are victims of abuse.

The legislation is being unveiled in conjunction with the observance of Older Michiganians Day.

What:  A press conference to unveil legislation addressing the grave and growing threat of elder abuse in Michigan.

Who:   State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Senate colleagues.

When: 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15

Where:Speaker’s Library
Second floor
Michigan Capitol