As I See It: Shed light on elder abuse
By Dianne Sandman
Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a great time to familiarize yourself with the signs of elder abuse, learn about the services available to elders and to share this information with elders. Most of all, Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a great time to reflect on how we can all offer friendship and support to the seniors in our area. The elders in our communities have spent their lives being productive citizens, helping to make these communities the wonderful places they are today. They deserve to spend their golden years in safety with dignity and respect.
For more information about the signs of elder abuse, please go to the National Center on Elder Abuse at http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Stop_Abuse/Get_Help/index.aspx.