RUMFORD — Betty Balderston, Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate out of Augusta, and her assistant, Carol Grover, addressed the River Valley Rotary Club fellowship meeting on April 24.

Legal Services for the Elderly is a nonprofit organization that has been providing free and confidential legal services to Maine residents, age 69 and older, on a statewide basis since 1974.

Balderston’s position is focused on raising public awareness about the problem of elder abuse. Her position is supported by a one-year grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation.

Prior to holding her current position, Balderston worked at LSE, fighting fraud and abuse as the statewide coordinator for the Maine Senior Medicare Patrol for 15 years.

FMI: www.mainelse.org, www.elderabuseprevention.info.

From left are are Carol Grover, Betty Balderston and Randy Therrien, acting Rotary Club president.
 

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