Monday, June 15th is dedicated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
TIP #1 – Tuesday, June 9th: On Monday, June 15th, Allen County residents are encourages to wear purple in observation and support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Click here to find out more about increasing awareness of elder abuse.
TIP #2 -Wednesday, June 10th: Adult Protective Services works with community partners throughout Allen County to increase the health and well-being of Allen County seniors: Adult Protective Service Resource Guide
TIP #3 – Thursday, June 11th: Did you know – Every year 1 in 10 older Americans are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation and only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is reported. Click here to find out more about what you can do to increase elder abuse awareness.
TIP #4 – Friday. June 12th: Do you know how to spot neglect, abuse and exploitation of older Americans? Click here for signs of elder abuse everyone should know.
TIP #5 – Monday, June 15th: Today, we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To support area seniors, take time today to read through key FAQ’s on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation by clicking here.
Adult Protective Services (APS) works to help keep Allen County residents, who are over the age of 60, safe.
When calls are received by APS, caseworkers evaluate any risk to the safety and well-being of alleged victims. If they find that there is a risk, caseworkers work with families, social service agencies and other community resources to meet the person’s needs and to improve the situation.
Allen County’s 24-hour line for reporting elder abuse, neglect (by self or others) and exploitation of Allen County residents age 60 and older is (419) 999-0251. All calls are confidential.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse takes many forms. It includes abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.
IF YOU SUSPECT ELDER ABUSE OR NEGLECT, CALL our confidential HELP LINE AT (419) 999-0251.