Department on Aging

Beth Eurich, LBSW - Director
Barb Kraycsir, RDN - Nutrition Services Manager
Debbie Keyes - Program/Event Manager
Jessica Somerlott, LBSW - Senior Services Manager

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 202
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4100
Fax: (989) 895-4094
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Toll-free: 1-877-229-9960
divonaging@baycounty.net

Elder Abuse Prevention Grant Program

"Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them,

  for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members." Pearl S. Buck

To report abuse or suspected abuse call: 1-855-444-3911

Forms of elder abuse touch on almost every type of victimization possible. By definition it is any willful mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person such as:

  • Physical injury to an older person that is not  accidental
  • Sexual abuse or exploitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Neglect that leads to harm
  • Abandonment
  • Mental or emotional anguish inflicted by threat, humiliation, or other conduct
  • Stealing or taking advantage of a older person’s finances, property or resources through deceptive means

If you are or someone you know is elderly or disabled and being mistreated, help is available. If you suspect an abusive situation please call the Department of Human Services Central Intake line at 1-888-444-3911. If it is an emergency please dial 9-1-1.


Elder Program Grant Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response Team  
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