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Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention

on June 12, 2013 7:59 AM

Indiana County officials and senior-citizens advocates plan a rally at noon today at the Indiana County Court House to raise awareness of the abuse of elderly people.

Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported.

Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.

The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is sponsoring the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP) to encourage national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Please Protect Seniors and join us in taking a stand against elder abuse this year! Enter a Pledge Card and commit to do something extra this year to raise awareness in your community about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation!

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