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Gerri Yerxa

Be aware of elder abuse

In April, 2002, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) proclaimed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day following the United Nations’ International Plan of Action on Ageing.

This plan recognized the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults.

Raising awareness

Dear editor:

In April, 2002, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) proclaimed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day following the United Nations International Plan of Action on Ageing.

This plan recognized the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults.