In Onondaga County, 196 referrals regarding suspected Elder Abuse were handled by Adult Protective Services during 2014 (an increase of 12%).

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2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Onondaga County recognized the 10th Anuual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 12th, 2015 with a free community event- "The Risk of Isolation: Weaving Together Resources".

At this year's event both seinors and community partners from across Onondaga County joined together to address elder abuse; an issue that is becoming more recognized in our community, the United States, and nations throughout the world. Abuse in later life affects our elder population, and with the newfound recognition comes a newfound concern, which has led to events such as this to raise awareness and educate the public on this topic.

This year's presentations on how to reduce isolation included speakers from:

  • 9-1-1
  • The Onondaga County Helpline at 2-1-1
  • Onondaga County Adult and Long Term Care Services
  • Vera House

To learn more about elder abuse and its affects on our community click here.
 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 - Photos by Mike Massurin

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