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CAPCOG recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, June 12, 2015

With about 304,851 residents who are 60 years old or older in the Capital Area Council of Governments’ 10-county region, CAPCOG wants to promote the awareness and prevention of issues involving elder abuse.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and draws attention to the fact that every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  Experts also believe for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as 23.5 cases are unreported. With 10,000 people in the United States every day turning 65, the United States will have more elder adults than ever before.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) encourages individuals and organizations across our nation, states and local communities to take a stand and to raise public awareness about elder abuse. The ACL provides information, tools and resources to support efforts to shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying and responding to this serious, often hidden public health problem. CAPCOG and its Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area want to share the ACL’s information and message with every local government and organization in the region.

> Learn what you and your community can do for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
> Discover CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging.
> Read the CAPCOG proclamation.

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