Two women kneeling, inserting small elder abuse awareness flags in grass

East Bay Times: Agencies Join to Fight Elder Abuse

Alan WangIn the Media

Close up of elder abuse awareness flags with printed placard that reads: These 4,000 flags represent the number of elder abuse investigations in Contra Costa County in 2016 investigated by Adult Protective Services or Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa. Each of these flags is the story of one older adult who has been abused physically, mentally, sexually, verbally or financially. Join us in the fight to end elder abuse in our community.

To raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 4,000 purple flags were added to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

East Bay Times features the Contra Costa Area Agency on Aging which, along with many county partners, is raising awareness about elder abuse.