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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Monday on KRDO's "The Extra", we marked June 15th as Global Elder Abuse Awareness Day, by talking to El Paso County Department of Human Services' Aric Bidwell, Adult and Family Services Manager, and Dayton Romero, with Silver Key Senior Services and with the El Paso County Elder Abuse Coalition. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a chance to shine a light on the problems of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. Amid changes and adaptations in response to the global health crisis, many seniors and at-risk adults may be even more isolated or stuck in unhealthy or dangerous situations without a means to seek help.  More information can be found at humanservices.elpasoco.com and SilverKey.org.  If you'd like to find out more about the services offered, you can also call the Silver Line at  (719) 884-2300.  If you have concerns about elder abuse, you can call law enforcement through 911, or the DHS Abuse Prevention Services at  719-444-5755.  More information can also be found at Colorado.gov/PEAK or by calling Adult Services 719-444-5500. 

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