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Jun 10, 2010 6:56 PM by Greg Boyce

Police call attention to elder abuse

June is International Elder Abuse Awareness month, with June 15th commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  To raise awareness of elder abuse, the local Coalition Against Abuse in Later Life (CALL) is planning a community celebration at 5:30 p.m. on June 15 at El Pomar Foundation, Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Avenue.

There are about 87,000 people in El Paso County over the age of 60.  That number is expected to reach 145,000 by 2020. The Colorado Springs Police Department reports more than 2,500 crimes per year with elderly victims, ranging from physical abuse and neglect to financial exploitation.

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