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Shasta County kicks off elder abuse awareness month 06/07/2021

Published June 10, 2021

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Several city leaders each planted a purple flag in front of Redding City Hall. More than 2200 of those flags represent a report of elder abuse in Shasta County during 2020.

IN 2020, the Shasta County Adult Protective Services received close to 600 reports of financial exploitation, more than 500 reports of psychological and physical abuse, and more than 100 reports of neglect.

The Redding Police Department tells Action News Now financial abuse is one of the more common forms of elder abuse they see. It ranges from people ripping off their relatives to phone scammers.

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