Old age is a time to treasure. But for some elder Pennsylvanians, it is a time for tears. No one talks much about elder abuse. It is a shameful secret, kept hidden behind drawn curtains and shuttered windows. But like other forms of abuse, elder abuse happens in all communities, among all races and nationalities.
Elder abuse will happen again and again in our communities until caring people do something to make it stop. If you know someone who is being abused, neglected or exploited, call your local Area Agency on Aging.
If you know of an elderly person who is being harmed in any way, through self-neglect or from the actions of other people, Call us. We can help. Stop abuse in your community; call 800-252-1512.