Would you recognize elder abuse if you saw it?

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Region 10 Community Living Services and our community partners are committed to educating the public about elder abuse and exploitation. YES, it does happen in Western Colorado, hundreds of times a day! In an effort to shine a bright light on this problem, we will begin an aggressive 4 month campaign to inform, educate, and protect our older adults.

Beginning in March, we will host community education events, post informational flyers, bulletins, and brochures in public places, and provide resource links wherever we are invited to do so. We would also like to have public service announcements, scam alerts, and editorials with local media outlets. The event finale will be a region-wide celebration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th.

A calendar of events will be sent to you, and your help in getting the word out would be greatly appreciated. All events will be free and open to the public; the target audience is older adults and anybody who cares about them. Please join us in this effort to prevent elder abuse.

10% of older adults are abused or exploited each year in the United States
4 of every 5 cases go unreported. Scams are at an all-time high with older adults being the primary target

Anyone interested in hosting an event, telling their own story of victimization, or assisting with this project should call Region 10. Experts in the topic will also be available for interviews. For more information about the Elder Abuse Awareness Campaign contact Madison Fowler at Region 10:
970-765-3125 or email:

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