June is Elder Abuse Awareness month and June 15th is World Elder abuse Awareness Day.
It is estimated that only one in twenty-four elder abuse cases are reported. Our elderly population has greatly influenced and shaped today’s world yet are often vulnerable to abuse and neglect and may be unable to prevent, seek protection from, or report criminal elder abuse.
Santa Cruz County is a leader in assisting our vulnerable elderly citizens through education, advocacy, and collaboration on abuse issues. As a community, we strive to provide a safety net to keep our elderly citizens safe from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
2019 Board of Supervisors Proclamation Elder Abuse Awareness Month of June (PDF, 511 KB)