June 15 every year is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This year many older people are struggling with isolation more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know isolation is a big risk factor for elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
On this day we focus on preventing, intervening in, and getting justice for elder abuse around the world and in West Virginia.
You can report elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in West Virginia by calling our state's Adult Protective Services hotline at 1-800-352-6513.
Anyone may join this free webinar today from 1p to 3p EDT to learn about elder abuse and COVID-19.