Through prevention, it’s possible to end elder abuse in Maine. Elder abuse is a community problem with a community solution. Educated communities are empowered communities: learning the warning signs of elder abuse and where to go for help are important first steps in community education and elder abuse prevention.
It is important for community members to become advocates and speak out on behalf of those who can not. Engaging people through grassroots organizing, campaigning for public awareness, and celebrating observances such as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15th), or Older Americans Month (May), are great ways to get involved and to work toward elder abuse prevention.
National Center on Elder Abuse: 12 Things that Anyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse
To get a free “No Excuse for Elder Abuse” bumper magnet like the one pictured below, please contact:
Meredith ("Paige") Turney
Maine Office of Securities