It's World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day

The abuse of older persons is seldom acknowledged but is a growing problem. According to the University of Southern California Center on Elder Mistreatment, 93% of elder abuse goes unreported. 1 in 10 seniors report emotional, physical, sexual mistreatment, neglect, and financial exploitation. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Vermont's Attorney General, T.J. Donovan launched the Elder Protection Initiative to bring together organizations in the state to combat this problem. AG's Initiative
What can we do? Continue to raise elder abuse issues and advocate for a systemic response in Vermont. If you are being abused, please contact 911 for emergency help. You may also contact Adult Protective Services at 1- 800-564-1612.