Elder Abuse: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2012

President Obama has issued a Proclamation recognizing world elder abuse awareness day on June 15.  This proclamation states:

“Every American deserves the chance to live out the full measure of their days in health and security.  Yet, every year, millions of older Americans are denied that most basic opportunity due to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we call attention to this global public health issue, and we rededicate ourselves to providing elders the care and protection they deserve.

Victims of elder abuse are parents and grandparents, neighbors and friends.  Elder abuse cuts across race, gender, culture, and circumstance, and whether physical, emotional, or financial, it takes an unacceptable toll on individuals and families across our Nation.  Seniors who experience abuse or neglect face a heightened risk of health complications and premature death, while financial exploitation can rob men and women of the security they have built over a lifetime.  Tragically, many older Americans suffer in silence, burdened by fear, shame, or impairments that prevent them from speaking out about abuse.”

If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack–directly across the street from the Bergen County Courthouse. We represent clients throughout Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris and Union Counties.  Call us to schedule a consultation at 201-342-3100.

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