Desert Messenger

April 17, 2013

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22 AZ Student Art competition: Why should I care about elder abuse? Phoenix, AZ - In an effort to make young people aware of the tragedy of elder abuse, Attorney General Tom Horne is again this year introducing the "Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?" Student Arts Competition. Now, we need your help to raise awareness of elder abuse. Junior High School students throughout Arizona are invited to create an original artwork illustrating the "Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?" message for use on a poster that will be distributed in a statewide Elder Abuse Awareness campaign in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2013. It's time for young people to help spotlight the need to protect their grandparents, friends and neighbors from elder abuse. Elder Abuse includes financial fraud or exploitation, neglect and physical abuse. It is one of the most underreported crimes in Arizona. For more information about elder abuse and the World Elder Abuse Awareness campaign visit www.inpea. net/weaad.html or the Arizona Attorney General's website and go to our seniors section to learn about Elder Abuse, and our Taskforce Against Senior Abuse, TASA. Statewide Arts Competition Prizes for each category First Place: $100 Second Place: $75 Third Place: $50 Honorable Mention: $25 (5 awarded) Poster Category Rules: • Poster submissions should include the "Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?" message with an illustration. • Use only original artwork for illustrations. • Crayons, markers, paint and pencil are acceptable for creating contest entries. • Posters must be on 8 ½ x 11 unlined paper. April 17, 2013 All Entries – Rules and Information • Arizona junior high school students are eligible to enter. • An Entry Form must be attached to each contest entry • All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on May 3, 2013. • The Winners will be announced in May 2013. • The winning artists will have the opportunity to appear in promotional activities, including press conferences and interviews. • The winning artwork will be incorporated into a full-sized poster for use in a statewide Elder Abuse Awareness campaign. "This competition has helped increase awareness of elder abuse," said Horne. "While my office continues to prosecute perpetrators of elder abuse, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins." For additional information, entry form and contest rules, please visit www. Senior Center open in summer The Quartzsite Senior Center is located at 40 Moon Mountain Ave., Quartzsite. Open Monday through Friday from 9am - 3pm. The Center Serves LUNCH Monday -Friday at Noon for a $3 Donation. You are invited to come and join the fun at the center, including Cards, Games, Books, Puzzles. Other activities include: Tuesday, Quilters 8am-3pm Wednesday, Rock Painting 9-11am Wednesday Bingo at 6pm Like us on Facebook at DesertMessengerNews Follow on Twitter @DesertMessenger @QuartzsiteRain PUZZLE PAGE ANSWERS (from page 20)

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