The Rotary Club of Millbrae had the pleasure of hearing from Nicole Fernandez of EDAPT on August 29, 2017. Nicole serves as the training and outreach specialist for the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT) of San Mateo County, California. EDAPT is a collaboration between San Mateo County's Aging and Adult Services division, District Attorney's Office, County Counsel's Office, and local law enforcement tasked with preventing and prosecuting elder and dependent adult abuse.
Nicole reported that the most predominant type of elder abuse in the county is financial. Her main message was to contact the police or EDAPT if any type of elder abuse is ever suspected, and she emphasized that calls and caller identities are always kept confidential.