New Campaign Targets Abuse Of Elderly

Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - A new campaign is shedding light on abuse.

SRS Secretary Phyllis Gillmore announced the effort Friday in a Statehouse news conference. It focuses on the prevention of neglect, abuse and exploitation of vulnerable adults, including the elderly.

Financial abuse it the most common type of elder abuse, costing it's victims close to $3 billion a year.

Studies have shown that women are twice as likely as men to be targets of financial abuse and that family member and care givers are often the perpetrators of the abuse.

If you know an elder you think is being abused, call the Kansas SRS Office-Protection Report Center at 1-800-922-5330.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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