We were honored to have two guests at our previous luncheon: City & County of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro, and Scott Spallina, Supervisor of the Elder Abuse Justice Unit. Attorney Kaneshiro noted some of the reasons the elderly are victimized:
- Many are homeowners
- They are often lonely
- They have predictable habits regarding paychecks and spending
- Are trusting
- Many are physically or mentally handicapped.
Perpetrators include not only contractors who target the elderly by not doing work they were paid to do, but also family members. For more information, check out this website: http://elderjusticehonolulu.com/