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    17 Jun, 2018
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    10 Jun, 2018
    Monterey Country Area Agency On Aging Elder Abuse Summit On June 29
    The Monterey County Area Agency on Aging is holding an Elder Justice Summit on June 28 at the Monterey Moose Lodge at 555 Canyon del Rey in Del Rey Oaks from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Please join Paul Greenwood, a retired elder abuse prosecutor to discuss the important issues surrounding this topic.  For more information call Allison Yant at 883-7511 or email at Yanta@co.monterey.ca.us.  To register, go here.