• June 13, 2024

Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The Edinburg City Council has officially recognized June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. This important proclamation, requested by the Department of Family and Protective Services, underscores our commitment to protecting and supporting our senior community.

Elder abuse is a critical issue that affects countless seniors, often going unnoticed and unreported. By designating June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, we aim to shed light on the prevalence of elder abuse and encourage our community to take action in safeguarding our elderly population.

This recognition serves as a call to action for residents, organizations, and local authorities to work together in identifying, preventing, and addressing all forms of elder abuse. It is an opportunity to educate the public about the signs of abuse and the resources available to support victims.

Throughout June, various events and initiatives will be organized to raise awareness and provide information on how to protect our seniors. These activities will include workshops, seminars, and community outreach programs designed to educate and empower individuals to recognize and report elder abuse.

We invite everyone to participate in these efforts and contribute to creating a safe and supportive environment for our elderly citizens. By standing together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of our seniors and ensure they receive the respect and care they deserve.

Let us use Elder Abuse Awareness Month as a starting point for ongoing advocacy and action, fostering a community where our elders can live with dignity and security.

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