Wood County Kicks Off Elder Abuse Awareness Compaign

6/15/17 – 4:24 A.M.

An awareness campaign is underway in Wood County to combat a rising number of elder abuse reports. Adult Protective Services officials say a rapidly aging population is driving abuse investigations higher, especially in cases of seniors who suffer mental or physical problems. The campaign encourages loved ones to be proactive and make sure elderly relatives are okay. The community is being encouraged to wear purple today to support the elderly.