A group of people in Onondaga County who work with older adults want to make sure they know how to protect themselves from scams and elder abuse.
Wednesday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Vera House estimates that 6,000 incidents in the County went unreported in 2013.
Vera House Spokesperson Jenny Hicks says Elder Abuse can take many different forms:
Vera House released its 24th Annual Report to the Community on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence. The statistics are disturbing.
In 2012, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse Police Department answered more than 18,300 domestic violence calls combined, leading to more than 2,500 perpetrator arrests.