June Is Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Elder Abuse Awareness
The number of older Ohioans is growing; by 2030, 81 Ohio counties are expected to have populations in which more than a quarter of residents are over the age of 60.
With the increase of the elder population, abuse to adults age 60 and older has become more prevalent in our communities.
Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation occur among all socio-economic classes, races and genders, and it is estimated that approximately one in five incidents of maltreatment are never reported.
Around 44 reports of alleged abuse, neglect and exploitation involving Ohioans age 60 and older are received statewide each day.
Marion County Job & Family Services in partnership with the Ohio District 5, Area Agency on Aging, Inc., will continue to work with advocates and professionals to increase awareness and help fight elder abuse, as well as work to ensure that our elders are respected as vital members of our community, who continue to grow, thrive and contribute.
Please join us in urging all citizens to recognize that our elders deserve to live with dignity in safe and caring communities every day.
To find out more about Adult Protective Services in Marion County: