To keep older people in our society safe, we must build systems of support in our community to prevent and address elder abuse. Elder Abuse can occur without strong social supports in place to keep us connected as we age. While anyone is potentially at risk of abuse, some factors can increase one’s risk of experiencing abuse like:
- Social isolation
- Lack of access to support services and community resources
- Increased dependence on others
The United Way/RSVP program can bridge that gap and provide a path to resiliency and stability for the EUP communities.
Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM #WEAAD