Elder abuse is more and more common all the time and you can help stop it by being aware of the signs. The 3rd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council, Oasis Women's Center, Senior Services Plus and the Madison County States Attorney's Office will be holding a free conference titled "Elder Abuse Prevention: Protecting Our Community.

Oasis Women's Center Executive Director Margarette Trushell tells The Big Z elder abuse takes many forms.

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The event will take place at Senior Services Plus on Friday August 19 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. RSVP's are encouraged but not required.  To RSVP call 465-3298, extension 146.

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