June 15 marked as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Last updated 6/17/2020 at 12:46pm
El Paso County Department of Human Services, Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) work collaboratively year-round to help protect a vulnerable segment of the population. However, June offers a special opportunity to share the message of abuse and neglect prevention.
June 15 has been designated as World Elder Abuse Prevention Day to shine a light on the problems of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. In 2019, there were about 3,800 reports to El Paso County Adult Protective Services.
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