Groups Recognized for Efforts to Prevent Elder Abuse

At a recent conference focusing on elder abuse prevention, the Kentucky Adult Protective Services Branch, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, recognized three Local Coordinating Councils on Elder Abuse for their work to stop elder abuse: Madison County Council for Elder Maltreatment Prevention, Kentucky River Council Against Maltreatment of Elders, and Big Sandy Elder Abuse Council. Each organization received Public Awareness Initiative awards of $400 for showing a commitment to elder abuse prevention through public outreach during the past 12 months. CAME and the Big Sandy council represent counties in our listening area. In the fiscal year 2017, Kentucky received more than 28,000 calls to report abuse, neglect and exploitation of people age 60 and older.

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