Robert B. Blancato, 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: