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December 2, 2008

Elder Abuse: New Hotline for Seniors (OH. USA)

Getting older not easy
Ashtabula County Adult Protective Services announces referral hotline to report abuse

By MARGIE TRAX PAGE - Staff Writer Star Beacon
30 November 2008

National problems are hitting close to home for Ashtabula County senior citizens, as alarming trends of elder abuse and exploitation rise with the downturn in the economy, Martha Gillespie, Ashtabula County Job and Family Services program director, reports.

“Problems with foreclosures, encounters with scam artists and troubles with unscrupulous family members make a troublesome brew that is hard to swallow,” Gillespie said. “Here in Ashtabula County, seniors face the harsh winter with fixed incomes and rising prices.”
Ashtabula County Adult Protective Services is now on-call with a new telephone number, where concerned citizens can speak to a social services worker or leave a detailed message confidentially.

The number, (440) 997-7777, is available 24 hours a day. APS staff will answer the phone from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency calls should be directed to 911.
APS is a division of Ashtabula County Job and Family Services.

Abridged
SOURCE: Ashtabula Star-Beacon

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