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Focus on abuse of the elderly

Wear Purple Day June 13 draws attention to the issue

June 5, 2014
By Jackie Runion - The Marietta Times (jrunion@mariettatimes.com) , The Marietta Times

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day falls on Father's Day Sunday this year, but two days before, on June 13, residents are encouraged by the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging to wear purple throughout the day to draw attention to the issue. Elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation are problems that officials say are growing every year.

 
 

 

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