Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Danger of Being a Senior Citizen

By MARGIE TRAX PAGE - Staff Writer - Star Beacon

Ashtabula,OH,USA Martha Gillespie knows the danger involved with being a senior citizen.

As program administrator for the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services (ACDJFS), Gillespie hands out tissues and advice to local seniors, helping them through tough times and confusing issues. But for all Gillespie’s work, her most heartbreaking cases involve elder abuse.

“Last year we had many cases of elder abuse and it was shocking to me not only that this could happen, but that seniors and the people around them don’t really know much about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation,” Gillespie said.


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