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Lifespan receives funding to stop elder abuse

Posted at: 04/09/2013 7:38 PM

Do you want to make sure they are treated respectfully? A local foundation has received triple its usual funding to protect your loved ones.

Lifespan has $750,000 to fund education and intervention programs geared toward elder abuse.

The organization's CEO explains why its also important for older adults to know where they can turn for help if they're being abused.

Ann Marie Cook, CEO of Lifespan, said, "One of the biggest problems that we see is that it's under recognized, under reported and under prosecuted and so we will be able to train different professions to recognize abuse. We will also be able to educate older adults themselves on what they can do if they are a victim of elder abuse."

So what can you do to protect your elderly relatives? Lifespan can answer a lot of your questions. For a link, click here.