Elder Abuse Never Takes A Holiday

, the National Coordinator for the  Elder Justice Coalition, in an article for Huffington Post, reminds us of a sad reality:

Elder abuse, takes no holiday.

According to Blancato, “recent studies show that abuse of older adults, especially financial abuse, increases dramatically during the holiday season.  Today, more than one in ten older adults will be victims of some form of elder abuse, with a collective loss of almost $3 billion a year.”

Read more about his thoughts on why this is an utter shame and why Washington shouldn’t remain silent on this issue:




About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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