Citrus County Senior Programs Bring Awareness to Elder Abuse

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On that day, communities in the USA 
and all over the world will sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social 
challenge. Citrus County Senior Programs is proud to participate in this world-wide awareness 

As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this promise when we allow 
older members of our society to be abused or neglected. Older people are vital, contributing 
members  of  American  society  and  their  maltreatment  diminishes  all  of  us.  Just  as  we  
have confronted and addressed the social issues of child abuse and domestic violence, so too can we 
find  solutions  to  address  issues  like  elder  abuse,  which  also  threatens  the  well-being  
of  our community.

Citrus County Senior Programs works hard for older people to stay involved with and connected to  
our  communities  as  they  age.   Older  people are  more  likely  to  experience  social  
isolation, which increases the likelihood of abuse and neglect. By designing stronger societal 
supports, we keep our older people connected and protect them from abuse, whether financial, 
emotional, physical, or sexual. When we address a root cause, like social isolation, we also make 
it less likely that people will become neglected.  Older adults who are socially connected and 
protected from harm are less likely to be hospitalized, less likely to go into nursing homes and 
assisted living facilities.

Get more information about how to make a difference by visiting the National Center on Elder Abuse or by calling the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 to explore local 
community services and supports. To learn more about Citrus County Senior Programs, call (352)