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Protecting our elderly calls for vigilance

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Unfortunately, many times they are victims of people and circumstances that can have devastating effects.

It’s our responsibility to value and protect the elderly in our area, and sometimes that may mean getting out of our comfort zones.

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person, according to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. It is generally categorized into physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, psychological abuse, financial abuse and neglect.

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