Attendance exceeded expectations at the first local observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which held in the Lake Havasu City Aquatic/Convention Center. Several London Bridge Rotarians took advantage of the opportunity to attend the very informative event as our club's "5th Wednesday" activity for June.
Elder abuse can have many different aspects: neglect, abandonment, physical, emotional, and financial exploitation. Far too often, the abuse is never reported. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community with heightened awareness to protect our elders and other vulnerable adults.