It is and has been a pleasure working with Patti for over the past 9 years to address Elder Abuse in Memphis and Shelby County.
To say that we are better (regarding the fight against Elder Abuse) because of her is an understatement. Her vision and accomplishments within our community are an aspiration. Her strategic planning in the creation of action steps to attack the problem of Elder Abuse has been exemplary. She has been an asset in identifying and helping to close the many gaps in services to Elder Abuse victims. She has been instrumental in opening the lines of communication between so many of the social services, law enforcement, legal, and medical agencies that either investigate and or provide services to victims of Elder abuse.
It has been very rewarding for me to work with Patti on the Plough/CREA Grant Project, the Department of Justice Grant to train Law Enforcement on Elder Abuse Investigations and Elder Support and Protection Resources (ESPR), and Patti’s passion and dedication to resolutions pertaining to issues of elder abuse is extremely tangible.
I believe that Patti still has many more great ideas and strategies in her vision to reduce the risk of Elder Abuse in the City of Memphis, Tennessee.