You may know them as the "Grandma Unit" with the mission of spreading hugs and love, but you may not know that each of these women became homeless as a result of elder abuse.
The ladies living at the YWCA Shanklin Center wanted to give back to the program that supports them, so they created paintings available for adoption at the CHAIRity Auction tonight.
Help the YWCA help victims of elder abuse. Join us!
This stool was designed by Staci Marie Leech-Cornell, and is entitled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The minimum bid is $50. To bid on this item, leave a comment with your bid amount in the comment section below. You must bid in increments of $10. Bidding online ends June 21 at midnight.
Bidding will reopen in person at the CHAIRity Auction during ArtWalk CWV on Thursday, June 22 at 5:00pm and close at 7:30pm. The highest bid from the online bidding will be the opening bid at the CHAIRity Auction. If your bid wins, you will be contacted by June 23 and responsible for payment and picking up the chair by June 29, 2017.
We're so lucky to have WV artists helping YWCA Charleston help victims of elder abuse!
You can help, too... by bidding online on these painted and re-purposed chairs through June 21. Live silent auction at CHAIRity Auction during FestivALL ArtWalk CWV at Romano & Associates on June 22 from 5pm-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!...
For detailed instructions, read the description on each photo.
June 19th (or Juneteenth) 1865 was the day that marked the complete abolition of slavery in America.
Check out more about this important day in history: https://www.usatoday.com/…/what-juneteenth-day-m…/407927001/#.
Thank you Charleston Gazette-Mail for helping us get the word out about ending elder abuse!
Check out how local artists, including Still Maybe Studios - artworks by Staci M. Leech-Cornell, are donating art to the CHAIRity Auction THIS THURSDAY at Romano & Associates, PLLC to benefit former victims living our YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment.
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!
PLEASE SHARE to spread this important message and plan to join us next Thursday, June 22, at the CHAIRity Auction during FestivALL's ArtWalk to raise funds & awareness for our YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment!
YWCA Charleston would like to take a moment to share with you and foster a better understanding of the importance of elder abuse awareness. Everyone can be effected by this type of abuse, and we are passionate and com...mitted towards raising awareness about the different types of elder abuse, the warning signs of mistreatment, and how to help if abuse or exploitation is suspected.
TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE
• Lack of basic hygiene
• Lack of medical aids (glasses, walker, dentures, etc.)
• Living quarters are cluttered, dirty, or in disrepair
• Untreated pressure (bed) sores
• Refusing needed care
• Inability to meet their own basic needs
• Lack of services and/or amenities which the senior could afford
• Uncharacteristically-generous or excessive “volunteering” of financial reimbursement or gifts in exchange for care and companionship
• Control of a senior’s money by a caregiver who is failing to provide for the senior’s needs
• Property transfers or financial decisions made without the senior’s comprehension or approval
• Unexplained or uncharacteristic changes in behavior
• Withdrawal from normal activities
• Unexplained changes in alertness
• Intentional isolation from friends and family
• A caregiver being verbally aggressive, demeaning, or controlling, and/or overly concerned about spending money on the senior’s care
• Inadequately explained fractures, bruising, welts, cuts, sores or burns
• Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases
What you can do to help:
All cases of suspected abuse should be reported to the appropriate authorities by calling the West Virginia Adult Protective Services hotline at 800.352.6513. If an individual appears to be in immediate danger, please call 911 or local law enforcement to evaluate the situation.
Awareness is the first step to helping seniors avoid becoming victims, and together, we can put a stop to elder abuse.
YWCA Charleston is hosting its 2nd annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit the ladies living in the YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment June 22 at Romano & Associates (230 Capitol St. Suite 200) from 5-7:30 during FestivALL's ArtWalk.
June is elder abuse awareness month and the beneficiaries of this fundraiser were once victims but now are living their lives in dignity and peace. Local artists will paint and repurpose chairs to be auctioned at the event. The chairs will be ...on display in a Facebook auction for the week prior to the event. Minimum bids for the live silent auction will be set by the top bids from the online auction.
A special exhibit will display art Staci M. Leech-Cornell created during this past Women's History Month where the artist drew a portrait and hand-lettered a quote from women who had an inspiration in her life. Included in this collection are Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actresses Kathy Bates and Lily Tomlin, authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Judy Blume, artist Frida Kahlo, and more. A portion of the proceeds of the original and reproduced prints will go to the YWCA Shanklin Center.
Do you have a gently used SUV you're looking to sell or donate?
The YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment needs a vehicle to transport residents to and from appointments with enough space in the trunk for a wheelchair. In-kind donations are tax-deductible!...
Please contact Kyla Nichols at email@example.com with information about your vehicle.
We're honored to support the National Sorority if Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Epsilon Chapter 90th Founders Day Celebration at West Virginia State University Thursday, May 18th at 7 PM at the Erickson Alumni Center!
The Keynote Speaker, Kristen Green, will talk about her book: "Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County." The book details the closing of the Virginia county's public schools in 1954, rather than adhere to desegregation. An all-white private academy was opened. Black students were not admitted until 1986. An estimated 1600-1800 African American students were denied their education. The author attended Prince Edward Academy, and her later work as a reporter helped her uncover the history of her hometown.
Because without an accurate account of history, how can we ever #eliminateracism?
Happy Mother's Day!
We had a great time celebrating this week at tea parties for the ladies at the YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment and for our moms at the YWCA Mel Wolf Child Development Center! These are special women.