Author: Mary Twomey

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

by Mary Twomey, MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Today in a stuffy room somewhere in the U.S., dozens of fast-talking men and women armed with telephones, friendly voices, and empty promises have set their sights on older Americans. Their goal is to line their pockets with funds from those seniors, and chances are they will be successful.

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