Guns: Armed and Aging
The United States is facing a crisis in firearm violence as evidenced by school shootings, mass shootings and calls both for and against changes to be made in gun laws. Increasingly, older adults are killed by guns or are killing others with guns.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Shira Goodman, Executive Director, CeaseFirePA
Jennifer Spoeri, Director, Older Adult Protective Services, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN, Moderator, Assistant Professor, PCOM
Richard Brehant, Gun Permit Unit, Philadelphia Police Department
Older adults, including those with dementia, depression, and psychosis, are at increased risk of being victimized or causing harm to others using a firearm. Since older adults now constitute the largest group of firearms owners, what should be the role of the geriatric health care team in the prevention of gun-related violence?
This panel will discuss the role of health providers in assessing, counseling and intervening for older adults at risk for gun violence.
This educational seminar is open to healthcare professionals and providers, practitioners, and others interested in this topic. Please feel free to pass this event information on to anyone who may be interested.