Friday proclaimed “Elder Abuse Awareness Day”

LIMA — Mayor David Berger issued a proclamation Wednesday to declare Friday, June 15, as “Elder Abuse Awareness Day.”

According to a release by the Allen County Elder Justice Interdisciplinary-Team, elder abuse, including neglect and exploitation, is experienced by one in 10 elders.

In 2017, Allen County Adult Protective services screened and investigated 197 cases of suspected elder abuse.

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