GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The Minnesota Elder Nonviolence Coalition initiative aims to stop violence against elders in all forms in under-served communities throughout Minnesota. 

It is a cultural community outreach gathering testimony from elders to help shine a spotlight something many don't like to talk about: Violence against elders at home, in nursing facilities, senior daycare centers, on public transportation and through predatory financial exploitation. 

Civil right leader and author, Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s visited KARE 11 at 11 to share her story of abuse by an Uber driver. Her desire is to share her story in a way that brings positive change, and educates the community on the love and care of elders that was passed down from our ancestors.  

For more on the initiative, log on to the Minnesota Elder Nonviolence Coalition website.