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June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or trusted individual that causes harm to an older person. Elder abuse takes many forms including neglect or isolation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and exploitation, and emotional or psychological abuse (including verbal abuse and threats). The costs of elder abuse are high; losses can be tangible (such as homes and life savings) and intangible (such as dignity, independence, and possibly their lives). For society, elder abuse is both an economic and social issue that creates health care and legal costs, which are often shouldered by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and isolates people from their communities.

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The Grandparent Scam — FBI

You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!”
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