Institute on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program is one of the many ways IOA helps aging adults and adults with disabilities live fully and independently. Your gift today can help protect against abuse in its many forms – because abuse prevention is ageless.
When you think of the word abuse, you might imagine something physical. And while that’s sadly common, abuse can take many other forms: financial, verbal and emotional; self-abuse and neglect; identity theft and more, which can be much more difficult to identify.
IOA’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program sees cases such as:
In all of these cases – and many others – IOA’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program worked with community and state partners to address and resolve these instances of abuse. We also host multiple events to educate the community and abuse prevention partners on the warning signs of various forms of elder abuse. Ultimately, through these efforts, we develop support structures to lift people out of abusive situations and allow them to feel safe once again.
With your support, IOA helps people take care of themselves, and take care of each other.
Because abuse prevention is ageless.