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Learn About Elder Abuse

The following was submitted by the North Andover Senior Center.

This is a true story of a 92-year-old woman who became a prisoner in her own home.

After her grandson moved in with her, he started allowing drug dealing, sex work, and other gang activity to take place in her home. Fearing for her safety but conflicted about confronting her grandson, she resorted to installing an iron security gate on her bedroom door to protect herself and her few belongings.

Unfortunately, this story is not unique. Every year, millions of older Americans suffer in silence from abuse. And what many of us don’t realize is that no older American is safe as elder abuse cuts across racial, religious, ethnic, cultural, geographic, gender and socio-economic lines.

Please join us at the on June 15, in wearing purple to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On Wednesday June 20, at 10:30 a.m., a representative from the ESMV, Protective Service Team, will join us for a special presentation and discussion.

Learn what you can do to protect yourself and the one you love from Elder Abuse. Refreshments will be served.

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