MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, Salisbury, will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 15. A special program on elder abuse, including information on the types of elder abuse, how to spot it and who to report it to, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. in the Senior Center.
In addition, various area organizations will have informational displays set up at MAC. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated 5 million, or one in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the program June 15, and to learn about this serious problem.
Also, members of the community are encouraged to wear purple that day in support of WEAAD.
The theme for this year’s WEAAD is “One person, One Action. One Nation. United Against Elder Abuse.”
For more information, call 410-742-0505, ext. 118