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Scott Willis / WAER News

Dozens of seniors from their 60’s to their 90’s converged at Upstate’s Oasis center on Carrier Circle Wednesday to show off their singing skills or to try their hands at drumming.  The activities were part of an open house to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day as well as the 15th anniversary of Oasis.  Director Cynthia Woods says they’re trying to keep seniors engaged and healthy…

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John Smith / WAER News

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: