From a press release:
WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said Monday that the state Department of Justice’s Senior Protection Initiative has launched a statewide video contest for high school students.
According to Biden, the contest, “Connecting Generations: Compassion in Action,” is designed to raise awareness of senior abuse among younger Delawareans. The competition is open to all students enrolled in Delaware high schools or home schooled in Delaware and will run through April 15.
“Senior abuse, whether it’s physical abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, is a very real threat that we’re working to stop though our Senior Protection Initiative,” Biden said. “But most victims never get the help they need because senior abuse is severely underreported. The more we can raise awareness across generations, the better we can prevent abuse and protect seniors.”
Students are asked to work individually or in teams to produce a video from 30 seconds to two minutes in length that illustrates the theme Connecting Generations: Compassion in Action as a way to raise awareness and encourage reporting of senior abuse.
More information and an introductory video featuring Biden can be found atwww.delaware.gov/ConnectingGenerations. Winners will be notified by May 10 and will be awarded cash prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. These prizes were provided by Bayada Nurses and WSFS.
Questions about the contest may be directed to the Attorney General’s Senior Protection Initiative at email@example.com.
Delaware residents who wish to report senior abuse to authorities are asked to contact police or call the state’s Senior Abuse Hotline at 1-800-223-9074.