Experts say elder abuse is the “hidden” problem in our society. According to the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) the reports of elder abuse have astronomically sky rocketed from 2014 to now. Using lottery funded programs GECAC can provide support services especially for caregivers who might be overwhelmed.
Picking a responsible and available care taker for your needs is very important. Older citizens should never give up their personal information over the phone and own their own phones.
Staying active in the community with family and friends decreases social isolation. Always keep an eye out in your neighborhood for elder abuse.
You can call Greater Erie Community Action Committee at 814-459-4581 ext: 400 and 814-451-1520.