(World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Friday)…Locally, the month of June is Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month.

Friday the Imperial County Adult Protective Services will be joined by representatives from the Imperial County Long Term Ombudsman Program and the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office for a press conference in observance of the special month. The statewide campaign theme is Know Abuse Report Abuse. The campaign provides the opportunity for individuals, organizations and agencies to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the prevalence of elder and dependent adult abuse in the community, how to recognize signs of abuse and how to report suspected abuse. The Press Conference will be in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 10:00 Friday morning.