Department on Aging

Beth Eurich, LBSW - Director
Jessica Somerlott, LBSW - Senior Services Manager
Patty Gomez - Programing Services Manager
Zach Brunett - Nutrition Services Manager

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 202
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4100
Fax: (989) 895-4094
Toll-free: 1-877-229-9960

Elder Abuse Prevention

To report abuse or suspected abuse call: 1-855-444-3911

Forms of elder abuse touch on almost every type of victimization possible. By definition it is any willful mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person such as:

  • Physical injury to an older person that is not  accidental
  • Sexual abuse or exploitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Neglect that leads to harm
  • Abandonment
  • Mental or emotional anguish inflicted by threat, humiliation, or other conduct
  • Stealing or taking advantage of a older person’s finances, property or resources through deceptive means

If you are or someone you know is elderly or disabled and being mistreated, help is available. If you suspect an abusive situation please call the Department of Human Services Central Intake line at 1-888-444-3911. If it is an emergency please dial 9-1-1.