Thursday, July 12, 2007

The United States has More Cases of Elder Abuse than Child Abuse

Brunswick,North Carolina

The Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network marked Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June with a billboard on U.S. 17 near Supply.

According to the group, the United States has more cases of elder abuse than child abuse, but less than 30 percent of elder abuse cases are reported.

To report elder abuse, call the Brunswick DSS at 253-2077.For information on the network, which tries to raise awareness about elder abuse and advocate for needed services, call the Agency on Aging at 395-4553.

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