Illinois Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This month, the General Assembly adopted House Resolution 25 offered by Representative Bennett (R-Pontiac) which designates June 15, 2017 as Illinois Elder Abuse Awareness day. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 of every 10 people over the age of 60 will experience some form of maltreatment. This Resolution draws attention to the fact that seniors are vulnerable to financial exploitation, abuse and neglect.