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Have questions about elder fraud? Ask Georgia, Fulton leaders Friday

Update: A previous version of this article said Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr would attend the event. After the story published online, his office called to say Carr wouldn’t be attending. Carr’s office said his schedule had changed because of President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta that day. Carr’s absence was not posted on any of the event listings.

Local and state politicians are gathering in Sandy Springs on Friday to discuss legal routes for preventing elder abuse and fraud.

Fulton County’s senior services department will host the forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE. There will be a victim resource table in the lobby.

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According to the Benson Center’s website, the event will feature Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis; Rep. Deborah Silcox, R-Sandy Springs; Fulton Deputy Chief Solicitor Kenya M. Johnson; Fulton Deputy Assistant Solicitor Don Henderson; and a state Medicaid prosecutor.

Call the Benson Center, 404-613-4900, to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

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An Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation uncovered cases in which seniors were left in urine-soaked briefs; emergency calls for help went unanswered for hours; and residents with dementia wandered away unnoticed. Others fell repeatedly, suffering bruises, bloody faces and broken bones. Some suffered in pain for days without treatment. Caregivers have slapped, pinched and pushed down residents in their care. They’ve belittled residents who move too slowly or wet their beds. Some sexually abused those under their watch.

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