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Silent Shame: Elder Abuse in Utah

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By Tasha Cook

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Salt Lake City, UT – Elder abuse can take the form of physical, emotional and financial exploitation. With census figures showing that nearly ten percent of Utah's population is aged 65 and older, elder abuse is among the most underreported crimes, and the trend is worsening as the number of seniors grows. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report, the first installment of a two-part series, Silent Shame: Elder Abuse in Utah.

Utah Adult Protective Services
SL County Aging Services
Nat'l Center on Elder Abuse
SLC DA's Victim and Witness Resources
Adult Protective Services
Salt Lake County: 801-264-7669
Statewide: 1-800-371-7897
The Utah Senior Legal Helpline: 1-800-662-1772
Salt Lake County Aging Services: 801-468-2480

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