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Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Protecting Our Seniors

May 15, 2024 - 00:00
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June is a time dedicated to raising awareness and empowering communities to take action to protect seniors.Every year, thousands of older adults in Texas fall victim to abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. In Texas, where the senior population continues to grow, it's more important than ever to address elder abuse and ensure the safety and well-being of our elders.Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, including neglect and abandonment. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, there were over 83,000 reports of elder abuse investigated in ...

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