Some of you may recall that I’m a spokesperson for the cause of Elder Abuse awareness.
This piece from the DOJ site helps explain why this issue needs to be addressed as quickly as possible:
“In the United States, the issue of elder mistreatment is garnering the attention of the law enforcement, medical, and research communities as more people are living longer than ever before. This trend is expected to increase, as the U.S. Census Bureau projects that more than 62 million Americans will be age 65 or older in 2025, an increase of 78 percent from 2001, and more than 7.4 million will be age 85 or older, an increase of nearly 68 percent from 2001. This aging population will require more care and protection than is currently available or possible.”
For help and information, please visit the Natl Center on Elder Abuse Awareness, at www.ncea.aoa.gov/.
Finally, I just learned from the NCEA that the PSA’s I shot for which played in a number of movie theatres last summer will also run this year, from late May to late June. My original post on them is here.
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