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DSA In Action - Elder Affairs

RIVIERA BEACH  |  A child in the womb is totally at the mercy of other people. At the same time, an elderly person with diminished mental capacity due to a dementia-related illness can be just as vulnerable to negative consequences. That’s where the Elder Affairs program of Catholic Charities can help.

For 44 years, the Elder Affairs program has been a Catholic option for courts in Palm Beach County to appoint a legal guardian for older people in need. Since the program began, it hasn’t had to reinvent itself, said Amy Hansen, Elder Affairs program administrator for Catholic Charities.

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