An Elder Abuse Survivor Speaks Out and Asks Congress to Act

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This video is from a woman who endured physical elder abuse and is part of the Elder Justice Now Campaign -- a national campaign to break the silence on elder abuse and pass the Elder Justice Act.

She talks about how difficult it truly is to report abuse when it is happening at the hands of your only son. She also asks members of the Congress to act immediately of behalf of the elders who need help now but also for all of us that are seniors to come.

She shares this story because there is a silent crisis that affects every community in America: Elder abuse. Each year an estimated 5 million of America’s older adults are beaten, ignored or financially exploited. Yet, as a country, we remain silent about this growing crisis.

To begin to address this problem, Congress has an immediate opportunity to pass federal legislation that will provide a foundation from which we can begin to protect our country’s elders — the Elder Justice Act. But we cannot do this without your help. Please help us break the silence by adding your voice to the national campaign and urge Congress to pass the Elder Justice Act now!

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