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Commissioners Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 Event Aims to Teach Seniors to Recognize and Prevent Mistreatment

 

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The Board of County Commissioners were joined by various El Paso County and community leaders in declaring June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday, June 7, recognized June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a Proclamation.

"Abuse, neglect and exploitation is a tragedy inflicted on vulnerable senior citizens and is an ever-increasing problem that crosses all socio-economic boundaries," said Commissioner Peggy Littleton as she read the Proclamation into the record. "Combating mistreatment of senior citizens will improve the quality of life for all senior citizens in El Paso County and will allow them to live as independently as possible and contribute to...



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