June 15th, 2024 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Abuse can happen to anyone, including our elders.


Know some of the common signs of Elder Abuse:

– Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities
– Unusual weight loss
– Unusual depression
– Sleep trouble
– Physical appearance neglected
– Signs of trauma, including rocking back and forth
– Unexplained bruises, burns, cuts or scars
– Bed sores or other preventable conditions
– Unsafe, hazardous, or unclean living conditions

If you notice any of these signs with an elder in your life, speak up. Your voice matters!

Make a difference. Make the call. Contact the Missouri Adult Abuse & Neglect Hotline at 1-800-392-0210.
For Illinois, call 1-866-800-1409.

For additional support in Greater St. Louis, connect with Aging Ahead or connect with your state’s local Area Agency on Aging.

Info gathered from Missouri’s Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4). https://www.ma4web.org/services/stop-elder-abuse/

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