Elder abuse can take many forms, and there is a seminar taking place today that can help you identify some of the not-so-obvious signs. In addition to the physical abuse, sexual abuse, and isolation, financial abuse is also highly reported, when it's reported.
Margarette Trushell, Executive Director of the Oasis Women's Center, says there are some red flags you can watch for, including trusting your gut.
Truschell says there are different agencies that take reports of abuse, but those agencies differ, depending on the circumstances of the abused individual. That and many more topics will be covered this afternoon at Senior Services Plus in Alton from 1-4pm. Registration for the free event is not necessary. Call 465-3298 for more information.