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Commissioners Proclaim World Elder Abuse Day in Lake County

Commissioners Proclaim World Elder Abuse Day in Lake County

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, June 6, 2024– June 15, 2024, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is a time for communities across the U.S. and all over the world to highlight this important social issue affecting some of the most vulnerable in our society. At today’s Commissioners’ meeting, the Board proclaimed June 15, 2024, as World Elder Abuse Day in Lake County. The Board of Lake County Commissioners support and recognize the importance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

To promote awareness of elder abuse in Lake County, the 3rd Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk will be held on June 13, 2024, at 11:45 AM beginning at Job and Family Services and concluding at the County Administration Center with a short presentation. All are welcome to attend, and participants are encouraged to wear purple, the color designated for elder abuse awareness.

“World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity for Lake County to shed light on the often-overlooked issue of elder abuse and neglect, and to work towards a future where all older adults are valued and respected,” said John T. Plecnik, President of the Board of Lake County Commissioners. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

From the left: Tyler VanDrei, Commissioner John T. Plecnik, Suzanne Casar, Commissioners Richard J. Regovich and John R Hamercheck.