REV. SHANE HARRIS AND SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY MARA ELLIOTT SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY TOGETHER VISITING A LOCAL ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY TO SEE ELDERS WHO RARELY GET TO SEE FAMILY AND GIVE GIFT BAGS OUT ALONG WITH FLOWERS AS WELL AS SHARE ABOUT THE NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITY INITIATIVE THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS TAKING ON TO DEFEND ELDERS FROM ABUSE IN INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITIES AND PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE ON ELDER ABUSE CASES
(San Diego, CA) - President of The People's Alliance for Justice and civil/human rights activist Rev. Shane Harris and San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott paid a visit Friday to a local San Diego assisted living facility for valentines day to hand out flowers and gift bags to elders as well as to discuss the City of San Diego's new independent living facility initiative to take action against elder abuse. The City Attorney Mara W Elliott has begun a new initiative aimed at holding independent living facility operators accountable for elder abuse and to take legal actions against slumlords or facility operators who neglect the clients and elders or residents who stay within their facilities as well as to make sure that clients are receiving adequate services within the facility. San Diego City Attorney Mara W Elliott shared the following statement following the visit with Shane Harris to the facility "it was a pleasure to join Rev. Shane Harris for a valentines day visit at a local assisted living facility. I'm looking forward to working together to educate San Diegans about my office's work to protect our elder residents from abuse and neglect". Rev. Shane Harris President and Founder of The People's Alliance for Justice also shared in a statement regarding the visit "the reason why we as a human rights institution are supporting the San Diego City Attorney's agenda to crack down on elder abuse and slumlords across town is because it is a human rights issue for elders not to be treated right but also to take it a step further my Grandmother Lorraine Perkins when she was alive once lived in an independent living facility that sometimes took advantage of her in horrific ways doing everything from taking her checks entirely, other residents stealing her belongings, and she was unable to defend herself. This kind of abuse is a human rights violation and something that our organization The People's Alliance for Justice (PAJ) is proud to be partnering with the City Attorney's office as well as to ensure elders know that they have a partner in the City Attorney's office that will fight for them in every way possible". The San Diego City Attorney's office has also committed to ensuring that when an elder comes forth that they are also able to assist them in a temporary placement and long term facilities that they work with to house them. The People's Alliance for Justice and the San Diego City Attorney's office are partnering for a series of events this year to get the word out to elders apart of independent living facilities. The People's Alliance for Justice is announcing they will add elder abuse to their advocacy efforts because it is a human and civil rights violation to hurt and harm defenseless elders. If there are elders in our community being taken advantage of they can call the PAJ now at 619-354-8051 for assistance.
DETAILS ABOUT THE VISIT (when, where, who and what)
WHO: President of People's Alliance for Justice and civil rights activist Rev. Shane Harris and
San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott made the visit together
WHAT: The two made a stop at a local assisted living facility on Valentines Day 2020 to bring hope and love to elders with gift bags and flowers for those who may not receive many visitors.
WHEN: It happened Valentines Day Friday Feb. 14,2020 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: They visited the Brighton Place Independent living facility
1350 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105