James Rosenberger is a Certified Clinical Musician who created a program called Audible Therapies in 2006, offering therapeutic music and storytelling to seniors in all manner of living arrangements. He visited with our Anne Arenstein recently to discuss his work and the impact it has on senior citizens.
It can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial or a matter of neglect, but elder abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. Some studies indicate that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. Representatives of elder abuse prevention shelters from seven states met last week in Mason for a symposium to strengthen the network of shelters that protect victims of elder abuse. The nine existing shelters in the U.S. have come together to form the SPRiNG Alliance.