Senators to discuss passage of senior protection measures at Thursday press conference

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker and Senate colleagues will hold a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 3 to discuss the passage of reforms to help increase the reporting of elder abuse in Michigan and strengthen penalties for those convicted of abuse.

The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. in room 402/403 of the Michigan Capitol.

The senior protection package addresses a serious and often unrecognized issue of elder abuse, which has affected nearly 80,000 Michigan residents.

The legislation was initially unveiled in conjunction with the observance of Older Michiganians Day last June.

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

Who:   State Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, and Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek; senior groups.        

When: Thursday, Nov. 3
12:30 p.m.

Where: Michigan Capitol
Room 402/403