The City of Menifee is hosting a Caregiver Community Workshop to inform residents about issues affecting senior in-home care, to gather information from the community about senior caregiver issues and to discuss potential tools to regulate caregivers in Menifee.
The workshop is set for Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., in the Parish Hall at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church located at 27931 Murrieta Rd. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Menifee Community Services Director Robert Lennox the decision to hold a workshop was made in response to a request from the city’s Senior Advisory Committee.
“They had been fielding a lot of comments from the public, primarily seniors who had been dealing with some senior abuse issues within their respective communities most of which they felt were due to in-home care-giving, folks who pose as caregivers and over time have taken advantage of the relationships they had with their clients,” Lennox said. “The workshop is an effort to field some feedback from those community members.”
Lennox said the feedback is intended to be used by city leaders while considering a possible ordinance to regulate caregivers in the city.
“Just to be clear, this is not to say that city council is going to approve an ordinance, but rather just to do some intake and see what the community would like to see if there is going to be one,” Lennox said. “This has been a very popular topic within the community.”
The workshop panel will include representatives from the Riverside County Office on Aging, Home Instead Senior Services, Riverside County Department of Social Services, City of Menifee Code Enforcement, Riverside County and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The workshop will be followed by discussions about related senior issues within the city’s Senior Advisory Committee.
Onsite parking for the community workshop is available. Seating is limited and the city is expecting a large turnout.
For more information, please contact Community Services Director Robert Lennox at (951) 672-6777 or [email protected]