State senior citizens summit should be worth attending

A gathering set for next Monday on the campus of Northern Michigan University that is expected to include state Rep. Sara Cambensy and state Attorney General Dana Nessel should be worth attending.

Dubbed a senior citizens summit, a press release sent out by Cambensy’s office indicates at least part of the gathering will focus on elder abuse.

Nessel recently announced a bipartisan Elder Abuse Task Force focused on developing strategies to mitigate the issue of elder abuse. At the summit, Cambensy and her guests will provide information about the task force, share available resources and discuss legislative issues impacting seniors in our community, the press release states.

The summit is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in the Northern Center, formerly the University Center.

We generally don’t recommend locals attend so-called state summits, which often, it seems, end up being platforms for officials to mug for the camera and hold forth on why they should be returned to office.

This one, however, has a different feel. Certainly the topic is substantive. Readers should consider attending.

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