Elder Abuse a National Issue (VIDEO)

There are 5 million victims of elder abuse in this country every year, but most people are not aware of this growing problem.  Learn more on this episode of Connecting our Community.

Host Karen Allyn speaks with Bill Benson, the National Policy Advisor with the National Adult Protective Services Association.

Besides having a whole host of credits and accomplishments to his name, Bill was the Keynote speaker at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in June and Bill was a founding member of the Elder Justice Coalition.

Remember if you see someone in immediate danger call 911.

For Adult protective Services 24 hours/day call 240.777.3000

For Police non-emergency call 301.279.8000.

If you are not sure which number to call, then just dial 311 for County information.

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