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2013 Year of Elder Abuse Prevention

 Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention

Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that's only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported.

Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.

The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is sponsoring the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP) to encourage national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

As part of the YEAP, the AoA is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem.

Visit the AoA website for more information including helpful fact sheets on the warning signs of elder abuse and how to protect yourself from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Administration on Aging Year of Elder Abuse Protection