Jun 5, 2018
Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. However, experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect that is reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched June 15th, 1966, to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. K-State Research and Extension adult development and aging specialist Erin Yelland discusses the various forms of elder abuse and neglect, the warning signs to look for and how to prevent it.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.