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PVE Cares
Since 2004, the City of Palos Verdes Estates and the PVE Police Department, in an effort to address the rise in crimes against seniors, have provided assistance to PVE residents 65 or older, and dependent adults. The free PVE-CARES (Care, Assistance, Resources, Education, and Socials) program not only serves 600 registered members but the entire senior community.

Sadly, there are many individuals who prey on the elderly. In a proactive approach to deal with some of these issues head-on, the “CARES” program provides education, such as Drs.’ talks, Teen Tech assistance and the Senior Health & Wellness Fair. Knowing social isolation and mental impairment (such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease) are two risk factors, PVE-CARES offers socialization of home visits, wellness calls and hosts socials so that they may avoid becoming victims. And lastly, providing resources and support to members and their families so that these residents may live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible.

As a city program consistently supported by the current and former Council, current and former staff support, the City of Palos Verdes Estates has made PVE CARES a priority.

It is not without a need to have the community support PVE-CARES to help identify ALL of our seniors and encourage them to connect with PVE-CARES so that we can provide safety, comfort and dignity for this segment of our population.

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