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IT’S ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH…AND ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING OFFICIALS ARE URGING EVERYONE TO “BREAK THE SILENCE”. (two stories, same lead).

IT’S ESTIMATED AS MANY AS 100 THOUSAND ILLINOIS SENIORS ARE VICTIMS OF ABUSE…BUT MOST CASES GO UNREPORTED. AGENCY SPOKESPERSON KIMBERLY PARKER SAYS ELDER ABUSE CAN TAKE MANY FORMS.

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FAMILY MEMBERS…CAREGIVERS…AND SENIORS THEMSELVES CAN REPORT SUSPECTED CASES OF ABUSE TO THE ELDER ABUSE HELP LINE…24 HOURS A DAY AT 1-866-800-1409.

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