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World Elder Abuse Awareness

 

June 18, 2020

Photo courtesy of the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin

Every year, the Green County EAP I-Team sponsors a coloring contest in participating local schools to bring awareness. Participants ranged from 3 to 13 years of age.

Around 1 in 6 older Americans experience some kind of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation each year. Your mother, father, grandmother, neighbor, friend, and/or loved one could be a victim. Change starts with one person and their actions.

Green County formed the Elder Abuse Prevention (EAP) I-Team to raise awareness and educate the community. The Green County EAP is made up of passionate community members, local banks, law enforcement, agency providers, medical providers, and many more organizations. We discuss interventions, ways to create awareness where needed, and continue to educ...



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