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June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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I-Team representatives say the thing we must remember is these seniors should be given the respect and dignity they have earned throughout their lives. I-Team representatives say the thing we must remember is these seniors should be given the respect and dignity they have earned throughout their lives.
Thursday, June 21st there will be an awareness cookout at the Bradfield Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It's free and open to the public. Thursday, June 21st there will be an awareness cookout at the Bradfield Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It's free and open to the public.

Recognizing the challenges and problems that face the elderly is coming to the forefront this Friday as it's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Lima Mayor David Berger presenting a proclamation to the Allen County Elder Justice I-Team, a group of social service's that work with seniors, for their efforts to protect them. One in ten Allen County seniors are abused and that is just an estimate as many abuse cases are unreported. Many seniors know their abuser and are afraid to make a report. I-Team representatives say the thing we must remember is these seniors should be given the respect and dignity they have earned throughout their lives.

As the month of June is designated as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, they are asking you to do what you can to help seniors in your family and community. Thursday, June 21st there will be an awareness cookout at the Bradfield Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It's free and open to the public.

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