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2017-112-3217 Elder Abuse Month 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: June 28, 2017 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: N/A X Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Lisa C. Davis Council Member Department: Mayor/City Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING JUNE AS ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Councilwoman Davis through her work with Sharpe Towers and the community, knows firsthand that there are many Elderly residents in the City of Miami Gardens. Elder Abuse is an issue Councilwoman Davis takes to heart. The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Unfortunately the incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations. Elder abuse is a global social issue, which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and is an issue which deserves the attention. June is the month dedicated to raising awareness for abuse of the elderly. Elder Abuse Awareness Month is tackling a huge, important issue since many seniors are being abused. The abuse can be physical, financial or emotional. Elder abuse can take place in an older person's home. Caretakers in an institution can be the perpetrators. Scam artists can get at them over the phone, via computer or at their front door. Sadly, many cases of abuse are at the hands of family. The intent of this resolution is to bring attention and social awareness of this global issue to the residents of Miami Gardens. Proposed Action: That the City Council approves the attached Resolution. Attachment: