Elderly Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15 | Sadly, it is a very real problem

The United Nations General Assembly, in a resolution in December 2011, declared June 15 to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

At the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Meeting re

TV-Elderly Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15 | Sadly, it is a very real problem

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The United Nations General Assembly, in a resolution in December 2011, declared June 15 to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

At the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Meeting last week Marilyn Mann, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Department, told the supervisors that the department is planning different activities to remind the public to check “on the more vulnerable population of the county.”

As with most awareness campaigns today, the color purple has been chosen to help with creating awareness for the month, especially on June 15 which is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The supervisors will be getting information throughout the month from Mann on how to protect Inyo County’s elderly and stated that the department will have information online at its website,  www.inyocounty.us/services/healthhuman-services as well. (OR visit our website, sierrawave.net, for a link to more information.)

An important point made by Mann is that whether it’s self-neglect or an abusive situation, there are ways that we as community members can help support our seniors. Something can be done.

Report any abuse or concerns on the elderly to the county’s Adult Protective Services Division at (760) 873-6364.

cently, Marilyn Mann, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Department, told the supervisors that the department is planning different activities to remind the public to check “on the more vulnerable population of the county.”

As with most awareness campaigns today, the color purple has been chosen to help with creating awareness for the month, especially on June 15 which is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The supervisors will be getting information throughout the month from Mann on how to protect Inyo County’s elderly and stated that the department will have information online at its website,  www.inyocounty.us/services/healthhuman-services as well. (OR visit our website, sierrawave.net, for a link to more information.)

An important point made by Mann is that whether it’s self-neglect or an abusive situation, there are ways that we as community members can help support our seniors. Something can be done.

Report any abuse or concerns on the elderly to the county’s Adult Protective Services Division at (760) 873-6364.

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