On June 15, across the nation and around the world, communities and organizations will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to call attention to the 1 in 10 older Americans who experience elder abuse, neglect or exploitation every year.

The Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in purple June 15 to commemorate the day, launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

Locally, AgeWell Middle Tennessee convenes the Middle TN Elder Watch to foster information sharing and collaboration among organizations working to prevent and address elder abuse and exploitation.

AgeWell also sends a monthly “Scam of the Month” notice to make older adults and their caregivers aware of the various tactics used by scammers to defraud individuals,…

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