Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Combating this requires efforts on state, local, and national levels. Abuse affects all seniors and spans every socio-economic class, culture, and ethnic background.
On May 28, 2013, the Administration on Aging (AoA) paired with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to sponsor the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP). YEAP encourages national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
To act on this mission, the AoA has provided a tool kit for residents, families, and members of the community, that progress YEAP’s mission and stop elder abuse from happening. Among these factsheets includes a list of warning signs of elder abuse, measures anyone can take to raise awareness about neglect and abuse, and how to protect yourself or a loved one from abuse.
To learn more about how to participate in YEAP’s mission, visit Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention 2013
1. Administration on Aging, “Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention”
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