Elder Abuse/Neglect

Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life

Wider Opportunities for Women is hosting a webinar, Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life. The session will be held June 18th from 2:30-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

From the announcement:

Adults over 60 currently represent 18.5% of the US population and are expected to reach 20.2% by 2050. This growing population is particularly vulnerable to physical violence and financial abuse. Abuse may not be recognized and evidence, such as bruising, may be dismissed as a symptom of old age or medication. And because older survivors often have fixed income and savings and limited access to help, perpetrators have significant power and control over survivors’ safety and well-being.

As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, WOW will host a webinar to share findings from its new Living Below the Line Report, a series that assesses the economic security of US women, families and elders and discuss the implications on the ability of older survivors to seek safety and justice