|Elder abuse program slated at Senior Center|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 06 June 2014 08:07|
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) and Job and Family Services of Wood County, will hold an Elder Abuse Awareness Event on June 13 immediately following the Bowling Green Flag Day Celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. outside of the Wood County Senior Center, located at 305 North Main St. in Bowling Green.
In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the organizations aim to bring an end to elder abuse in Wood County and declare that "Wood County takes a stand against elder abuse."
According to the Administration on Community Living, every year an estimated five million, or one in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.
In 2013, 243 cases of elder abuse were reported in Wood County alone.
The event will feature speeches from representatives of Job and Family Services of Wood County, and appearances from elected officials, including Wood County Commissioners James Carter, Doris Herringshaw and Joel Kuhlman.
The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event. Please wear purple to take a stand against elder abuse.
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