An estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited each year. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation; funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care.
Each year, BCHHS dedicates the month between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to Elder Abuse Awareness efforts. These efforts draw attention to the important issue of elder abuse and offer our community the chance to learn more and speak up.
Please join BCHHS and other community agencies at the 3rd Annual WEAAD Walk on June 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Carrier Park. This is a family friendly event facilitated by WLOS news caster, Kimberly King. There will be food, ice cream, and vendors representing important services that protect our community from elder abuse. CLICK HERE to register and to get a free tee shirt! Supplies are limited so reserve your spot now.