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Elder Abuse Awareness Day recognized
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Members of the Elder Abuse Prevention I-Team are pictured, front row, from left, Jessica Denson Myhre, Maria Johnson, Kim Wuethrich and Jean Sinkule. Second row, from left, Chris Beer, Luann Radke, Pam Kul-Berg, Laura Vorpahl and Lynn Brooks. Third row, from left, Mackenzie Meier, LeAnn Hay and Roxanne Lewis. Fourth row, from left, Kristen Prchal, Lauren Lisner, Bethany Bartow, Suzanne Koch and Hilary Hunt. Fifth row, from left, Aaron Gray, Nicole Parr, Linda Gallagher and Laura Steiner.
MONROE — Every year one in 10 older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported; as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.